the Suspicions of corruption at the Qatar WORLD cup-hosting is so justified, that a legal investigation is initiated.
The national public prosecutor's office in France has formally opened a judicial investigation into the awarding of WORLD cup hosting of the 2022 to Qatar.
This writes the French media Mediapart and the AFP news agency.
the Awarding of the title has long been under suspicion for corruption, and after three years of feasibility study considers the prosecution to have material to go more the case.
The former president of The union of European Football associations (Uefa) Michel Platini is one of them, which are being investigated for having been involved in corruption, writes Mediapart.
the Investigators are, according to the AFP particularly interested in a meeting in november 2010 between Platini, France's then president, Nicolas Sarkozy, and Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, in 2013, became the emir in Qatar.
Platini was in June, interrogated by the French police, but denies having done anything wrong. Also, mr Sarkozy's former chief of staff Claude Gueant and sporting adviser Sophie Dion has been questioned by the police.
Platini has previously been suspended from all fodboldrelaterede activities. It was he back in 2015, and the first few months since the expiration of his quarantine.
The International Football association, Fifa, banned in 2015, the former Fifa-president Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini from all football for a breach of the clause on the gifts.
The ethics committee of Fifa placed in the sentencing of special emphasis on a money transfer of two million swiss francs, as Platini in 2011 they received from Fifa.
Qatar was awarded the WORLD cup finals in 2010. Ago is one-half of the then voting members of the Fifa committee has been suspended, scored lifelong fodboldkarantæne, been prosecuted for corruption or have received fines.
/ritzau/Updated Date: 10 December 2019, 02:00