#ASEDEYHOT – FRENCH PROSECUTOR CONSIDERING QATAR 2022 WORLD CUP INVESTIGATION
French financial authorities are considering investigating how Qatar was awarded the 2022 soccer World Cup, financial prosecutor Eliane Houlette said.
The financial prosecutors can investigate if they have reasons to believe French nationals are involved in a case or if unlawful acts related to it were committed in France.
Former UEFA president Michel Platini, banished from the sport for ethics violations, could be a person of interest.
Platini was banned for four years over a payment of two million Swiss francs (US$2.08 million) made to him by FIFA with former president Sepp Blatter’s approval in 2011 for consultancy services provided a decade earlier.