Football: global media paid bribes, FIFA trial hears

A former executive who cut a plea deal with US prosecutors told New York's FIFA trial Tuesday that media companies, including Fox Sports, paid bribes to secure television rights to soccer matches.Alejandro Burzaco, the former chairman of an Argentine sports marketing company, pleaded guilty in November 2015 to racketeering, wire fraud and money laundering conspiracies and agreed to pay $21.6 million in restitution.In US federal court, he detailed how his Torneos y Competencias S.A. company paid millions of dollars in bribes to South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) executives for more...

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By: France 24 - Tuesday, 14 November

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