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Valcke gives evidence to French prosecutors over award of 2022 World Cup to Qatar

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Former FIFA secretary-general Jerome Valcke has been questioned by French authorities over the award to Qatar of the 2022 World Cup. 

Le Monde reports that Valcke was questioned by French magistrates as a prosecution witness. This follows prosecutors questioning of former FIFA president Sepp Blatter in November.

In 2016, the world federation dismissed Valcke and he was later banned from the game for 12 years after accusations that he sold World Cup tickets on the black market as well as allegations over abuse of expenses and corruption in the sale of TV rights. Valcke was found to have breached the FIFA Ethics Code on seven counts.

Valcke had long been Blatter’s right-hand man, delivering the World Cup in both South Africa and Brazil. Valcke’s presence at FIFA was in itself remarkable. In 2007, he had to quit as director of marketing, accused of lying by a US judge during contract negotiations with Mastercard.

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