Public prosecutor of canton of Vaud decides not to enter into substance of claim lodged by OLYMPIQUE DES ALPES SA against FIFA Secretary General and UEFA General Secretary

FIFA has noted with satisfaction the decision of the public prosecutor of the canton of Vaud not to enter into the substance of the claim of attempted coercion lodged by OLYMPIQUE DES ALPES SA against the FIFA Secretary General, Jérôme Valcke, and the UEFA General Secretary, Gianni Infantino.

This decision was announced today (Friday, 26 August 2011).

In particular, the public prosecutor explained that “the behaviour to which the claim refers does not constitute attempted coercion or any other crime.”

FIFA wishes to reiterate the importance of obeying the rules laid down by football's governing bodies and its own determination to apply such rules in the greater interest of football.