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FIFA President was accused of colluding corruption


Wind waves resurfaced violently in the backstage of the world's most powerful football agency, FIFA. This time it was a scandal involving FIFA President Gianni Infantino from allegedly "going nightly" with Swiss judicial officials to cover up corrupt acts.

The incumbent FIFA president, Giovanni Vincenzo Infantino (Gianni Infantino) was born in Brig, Switzerland on March 23, 1970, Swiss and Italian nationality. Along with a bachelor's degree in law from the University of Friborg (Switzerland), Infantino is also fluent in foreign languages ​​when he can use 5 different languages ​​including: English, German, French, Spanish and Italy.

In 2016, Infantino defeated a series of heavyweight candidates to take the chair of World Football Federation (FIFA), replacing its predecessor Sepp Blatter. Infantino has set a record as the first case of holding senior positions in both UEFA and FIFA since UEFA's birth in 1954. To be fair, Infantino has made significant reforms, of which there are considerable reforms. Note is to expand development opportunities for member football federations of the "low throat" type.

Infantino is at risk of appearing in court because of a corruption scandal.

Infantino personally asserted loudly, never allowing negativity and corruption to have a place in the most powerful football agency on the planet. Infantino is very supportive of bringing in Video Assist (VAR) technology to ensure football accuracy.

The claim is that, but unfortunately Infantino himself is facing an attack through actions like "say one thing, do another". One of those incidents is that Infantino pressured Hans-Joachim Eckert, who was in charge of the Judiciary Division of the FIFA Ethics Committee, to be removed from his post for "internal purge". More shocking when a series of newspapers in Europe recently published information Infantino became the subject of the Swiss authorities "touching" comes from accusations of covering up corrupt practices.

Specifically, Infantino is accused of meeting the Swiss Attorney General, Michael Lauber (the title of the Minister of Justice) secretly three times in two years: 2016 and 2017. According to Kicker (Germany), during the third meeting at the Schweizerhof hotel in Bern on June 16, 2017, in addition to Lauber and Infantino, there was prosecutor Cedric Remund. Remund is the person assigned to directly investigate corruption in the process of winning the right to host the 2006 World Cup in Germany as well as from the TV copyright contract signed by Infantino when he was a "boss"In UEFA. That is why many people questioned whether there is a quarrel here between Infantino and Lauber.

According to the representative of the supervisory agency of the Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland, they have evidence on hand that shows Infantino and Lauber have signs of law violation such as abuse of positions, violation of civil service secrets, constructing crime to cover up corrupt behavior. 

Responding to the accusations aimed at them, both Infantino and Lauber denied loudly, and affirmed the reason for such meetings in order to coordinate more closely in the anti-corruption investigation.

Meanwhile, the FIFA Ethics Committee announced:

“FIFA has received information about the decision of the Swiss authorities to initiate an investigation into meetings involving FIFA President, Gianni Infantino and Attorney General. Switzerland, Michael Lauber. We will cooperate fully throughout the investigation to ensure transparency and fairness.”

The incident with Infantino has made people more frustrated about the scandals of individuals who have been seated as FIFA President last time. Before Infantino, predecessor Sepp Blatter was under investigation for paying a shady $ 2 million payment to former UEFA European Football Federation (UEFA) President Michel Platini in 2011.



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