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FIFA chief implicated in Panama Papers, says report

Berlin: FIFA president Gianni Infantino name has cropped up in "Panama Papers" in connection with TV rights sales in South America.

Gianni Infantino
Gianni Infantino

In his then-post as head of UEFA’s legal department, in 2006 and 2007 Infantino signed TV rights contracts for Champions League and other football tournaments with a letterbox company headed by defendants in the FIFA scandal.

UEFA raided
Meanwhile, Swiss police yesterday searched UEFA’s headquarters. "UEFA can confirm that we received a visit from the office of the Swiss Federal Police."

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