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Federation Internationale de Football Association

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FIFA dismayed by BBC's Panorama programme

Certain allegations have been aired in the BBC's Panorama programme that FIFA and its President take exception to, which does not mean that any of the other points raised are acceptable to FIFA or true.

As confirmed by the relevant authorities, it is completely false and defamatory to claim that either the FIFA President or FIFA are the subject of a bribery probe by the Swiss police. The fact is that in the past, FIFA was actually the victim of ISL irregularities.

FIFA looks forward to the final proceedings in the Swiss courts, which it continues to support.