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Valcke denies allegations of receiving bribe from PSG president Al-Khelaifi

“FIFA has backed the OAG’s investigation into Valcke and Al-Khelaifi, commenting that they see themselves as a “damaged party” in an official statement” writes Sporting News for sportingnews.com. Former FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke has denied allegations of corruption relating to the broadcast rights of several World Cups after the Swiss attorney general’s office (OAG) opened criminal proceedings against him and beIN Media Group CEO Nasser Al-Khelaifi on Thursday.The OAG announced on Thursday that Valcke was under investigation for allegedly accepting “undue advantages from a businessman in the sports right sector” in connection to the media rights in certain countries of the World Cups in 2018, 2022, 2026 and 2030.A spokesperson said: “FIFA fully supports the investigation conducted by the Swiss Office of the Attorney General‎ as well as the other involved authorities that has become public today.
 
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