TV rights trial of PSG chief Al-Khelaifi and ex-FIFA official Valcke opens

Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi and FIFA’s former secretary general Jerome Valcke went on trial in Switzerland on Monday accused ofcorruptionin the attribution of World Cup TV rights.Al-Khelaifi, who is also chairman of Qatar-owned broadcaster beIN Media, is charged with inciting Valcke to commit “aggravated criminal mismanagement.”The trial, which has already been delayed because of the coronavirus pandemic, is scheduled to last until September 25 at the Federal Criminal Court of Bellinzona.After opening, the trial was paused until 1130 GMT to allow a procedural point to be d…

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