Swiss probe PSG's Al-Khelaifi and ex-FIFA executive over corruption

PSG Chairman And BeIN Media Chief Khelaifi Faces Fresh Accusations

Switzerland's attorney general has opened the case against the Qatari businessman over concerns that he attempted to bribe ex-FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke for the rights to show the World Cup on BeIn Sports - the broadcasting company at which that Al-Khelaifi is chief executive.

The latest case stemming from the wider investigation of FIFA's business also saw criminal proceedings opened against Valcke in March 2016.

The Frenchman was found guilty of a series of breaches of FIFA's code of ethics and was sacked in January 2016, though he has always denied any wrongdoing.

"beIN Media Group refutes all accusations made by OAG".

Federation Internationale de Football Association said on Thursday it "fully supports the investigation" by Swiss and other authorities.

Swiss prosecutors have opened up criminal proceedings against Paris Saint-Germain chairman Nasser Al-Khelaifi.

Valcke is suspected of "accepting undue advantages" in connection to the sale of media rights for the World Cups in 2018, 2022, 2026 and 2030.

"Following a request by the office of the Attorney General of Switzerland (OAG) the beIN SPORTS office in Boulogne-Billiancourt (France) were searched this morning", the statement read. The previously disclosed allegations triggered his dismissal from FIFA and a 10-year ban from football.

Unlike Valcke, whose career in world football is generally seen as finished, Al-Khelaifi's prominence in the sport has soared in recent months, especially following the Neymar signing.

PSG was bought by Qatar Sports Investments in 2011. Dozens of corruption investigations are ongoing in Switzerland, the United States and elsewhere.

Valcke was the right-hand man to then-FIFA president Sepp Blatter for more than eight years until a swathe of senior executives at soccer's world body were removed from office in fallout from a U.S. Department of Justice indictment revealed in May 2015.

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