INTERPOL announced the suspension of its agreement with FIFA following investigations into corruption against football’s governing body.
Under a May 2011 agreement, INTERPOL received a donation from FIFA worth EUR 20 million to create a 10-year Integrity in Sport programme.
The decision by INTERPOL Secretary General Jürgen Stock will see the world police body freeze the use of financial contributions from FIFA.
“In light of the current context surrounding FIFA, while INTERPOL is still committed to developing our Integrity in Sport programme, I have decided to suspend the agreement,” Stock said.
“All external partners, whether public or private, must share the fundamental values and principles of the Organization, as well as those of the wider law enforcement community.”
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