FIFA President Gianni Infantino met with Swiss special prosecutors Tuesday to discuss his secret meetings with The Nation’s Advocate generalwhich forms a part of Extensive investigation into football Officials.
Criminal Procedure against Infantino recommended in 2020 before special prosecutor – who was later removed From a Swiss Federal Court case – for possible incitement to commit Offense of public office and breach of official confidentiality.
The case likely to implicate Infantino is now moving forward in for him home The country, weeks after overseeing the World Cup in Qatar and about two months before his return to the country.elected unopposed by the Member Associations of FIFA.
Special Prosecutor Hans Maurer confirmed in An email to the Associated Press reports, “A confrontational hearing has taken place in Actions “that he conducts himself and a second Attorney General, Ulrich Weeder.
“However, I don’t comment on Time, scope and purpose of this session,” Maurer wrote.
The two prosecutors She was elected in Switzerland parliament in December 2021 to continue the investigation in relation to three undocumented meetings in 2016 and 2017 with the participation of Infantino, then a lawyer general Michael Lauber.
The meetings began soon After he was infantino elected FIFA President in The implications of the American and Swiss investigations of suspected corruption in international football That forced his predecessor Sepp Blatter out of office.
After, after media Reports revealed that the meetings had begun in By 2018, both Lauber and Infantino said the meetings were routine but claimed not to remember details or take notes.
Lauber was fired from his job after he was found To mislead and obstruct the federation office Oversight prosecutors sought more information about meetings.
FIFA declined to comment Tuesday on interrogation of its boss.
football world body He previously said, “Both FIFA and the entire FIFA President available Cooperat with Authorities, whether it relates to meetings held by the FIFA President with the former Attorney General of Switzerland, or something else.”
Infantino is slated to be re-elected for fouryear presidential term At an election meeting March 16 in Rwanda. His candidacy must be unopposed pass FIFA Eligibility and Integrity Check.
Blatter and Michel Platini, Infantino former boss in Europe football body UEFA, he was acquitted last year by a Swiss federal judge of financial sin with FIFA money.
This case has come to trial nearly seven years after the allegations, which removed Platini from the competition to succeed Blatter. Then Infantino became a European football candidate for FIFA Presidency.