FIFA, the world football association, will receive a large compensation payment as the aggrieved party in the corruption in world football uncovered in 2015.

New York (SID) – FIFA, the world football association, will receive a further compensation payment of 92 million dollars (approx. 88 million euros) as the injured party in the corruption in world football uncovered in 2015. This was announced by the US Department of Justice on Thursday.

It is the second payment to the world governing body, after 32.3 million dollars had already become due last year. In total, the compensation payments are said to amount to 201 million dollars (approx. 192 million euros). According to FIFA, they are to finance projects with a positive impact on the community.

In 2021, the American judiciary had classified both FIFA and the continental associations CONCACAF in North and Central America and CONMEBOL in South America as aggrieved parties in the corruption scandal. In the course of the investigations launched in 2015, numerous officials were convicted and arrested. The scandal also led to the resignation of the then FIFA President Sepp Blatter.