Zurich (AFP) – The FBI returned to FIFA this week to work with football’s governing body to protect the World Cup in Qatar from potential crimes, including match-fixing.
FIFA said Thursday that US federal investigators have joined a meeting of a panel in Zurich that included Interpol and monitoring experts to oversee the “timely handling of integrity issues” at the tournament, which begins on November 20.
Their collaboration comes more than seven years after the revelation of a US federal investigation and a related Swiss case that fired several international football officials and led to the ban of then-FIFA president, Sepp Blatter, for financial misconduct.
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