FIFA says no reason for Swiss authorities to investigate Infantino
Global soccer body FIFA has said there is no reason for Swiss authorities to launch criminal proceedings against its president Gianni Infantino ...
SportGlobal soccer body FIFA has said there is no reason for Swiss authorities to launch criminal proceedings against its president Gianni Infantino who will continue in his role as normal.FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - UEFA Congress - Beurs van Berlage Conference Centre, Amsterdam, Netherlands - March 3, 2020 FIFA President Gianni Infantino after his speech during the UEFA Congress REUTERS/Yves Herman/File Photo
2related media assets (image or videos) available. Click to see the gallery.03 Aug 2020 03:10AMShare this contentBookmarkBERN: Global soccer body FIFA has said there is no reason for Swiss authorities to launch criminal proceedings against its president Gianni Infantino who will continue in his role as normal.
Swiss authorities said on Thursday that proceedings had been launched against the current FIFA boss by a special prosecutor looking into meetings he had with Swiss Attorney General Michael Lauber. Lauber and Infantino have already denied wrongdoing.Advertisement headtopics.com
Advertisement"There was and is absolutely no reason to open any investigation because nothing remotely criminal has happened and there is nothing at all to suggest any form of criminal wrongdoing," said FIFA in a statement on Sunday.It said that the meetings were not secret and took place in public places, such as hotels and restaurants, chosen by the Swiss Attorney General's office.
"FIFA and the FIFA President categorically deny any implication or suggestion that the FIFA President would ever have attempted to exert any form of improper influence on the Swiss Federal Prosecutor," it added.FIFA said that special prosecutor Stefan Keller, who opened the proceedings, has"presented no serious elements or legal basis for the opening of any investigation and lacks any detail as to the substance of the case."
AdvertisementAdvertisementIt added:"The FIFA President will continue to fully assume his functions within FIFA and fulfil his duties and will continue to cooperate with the authorities in Switzerland and around the world."(Writing by Brian Homewood; Editing by Christian Radnedge)Read more: CNA »
2 influencers face deportation from Bali over painted-on face mask prank
Morning glories and mustard: US investigates unsolicited seed mysteryCHICAGO (REUTERS) - The US Agriculture Department has identified more than a dozen plant species ranging from morning glories to mustard in bags of unsolicited seeds arriving in the mailboxes of thousands of Americans, mostly postmarked from China.. Read more at straitstimes.com.
Surabaya student investigated for so-called 'sexual mummification' of multiple victimsJAKARTA (THE JAKARTA POST/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Authorities are investigating allegations that a student at Airlangga University (Unair) in Surabaya, East Java, sexually assaulted multiple people after several first-person accounts of the allegations went viral on Twitter.. Read more at straitstimes.com.
Apple removes thousands of game apps from China store: research firmApple Inc removed 29,800 apps from its Chinese app store on Saturday, including more than 26,000 games, according to data from research firm Qimai. The takedowns come amid a crackdown on unlicensed games by Chinese authorities. Apple did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Vietnam says origin of Danang outbreak hard to track as COVID-19 cases riseVietnamese authorities said on Sunday they were finding it hard to track the origin of a fresh coronavirus outbreak that began in the central city ...
Organisers told not to hold Madrid Open amid surge in COVID-19 casesMADRID: Madrid Open organisers have been advised by local health authorities not to stage the tournament next month due to the rise in COVID-19 ...
At least 40 infected with COVID-19 on Norway cruises amid scramble to trace passengersAt least 40 passengers and crew from a luxury cruise liner have tested positive for COVID-19 and the authorities are still trying to trace a ...