Interpol suspends ‘Integrity in Sport’ partnership with FIFA
Interpol has suspended a 10-year, 20 million euros ($22.4 million) partnership with FIFA meant to curb match-rigging and illegal gambling. The football organization says it is “disappointed” by the decision.
Interpol halted its cooperation with FIFA on Friday, hinting at the corruption scandal rocking the football world as the reason behind its decision.
The partnership, costing FIFA 20 million euros ($22.4 million), was created to combat match-rigging and illegal gambling.
The decision was taken by Interpol Secretary-General Jürgen Stock, who said the intergovernmental organization would “freeze the use of financial contributions from FIFA” for as long the deal was suspended.
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Source News: DW