Interpol suspends $22M FIFA project during corruption crisis

Interpol suspends $22M FIFA project during corruption crisis

Published Jun. 12, 2015 4:44 a.m. ET

LYON, France (AP) Interpol has suspended its 10-year, 20 million euro ($22.4 million) partnership with FIFA while soccer's governing body is implicated in bribery allegations.

The international police liaison group says it will ''freeze the use of financial contributions from FIFA.''

Interpol secretary general Juergen Stock says the decision was taken ''in light of the current context surrounding FIFA.''

The agreement includes a clause that FIFA must be ''compatible with the principles, aims and activities of Interpol.''


Last week, Interpol issued a global alert about two former FIFA officials and four marketing executives on charges including racketeering and corruption.

In May 2011, FIFA agreed to fund a 10-year program to tackle match-fixing operated from an Interpol base in Singapore.