The International Police Agency and FIFA had signed an agreement on an anti-match fixing campaign which was supposed to be worth about 14 million euros in 2011 but Interpol have suspended the program over allegations of corruption.
FIFA is being investigated currently by the United States authorities and Swiss Police for mismanagement, corruption and money laundering, prompting Interpol to suspend their partnership with world football’s governing body. ‘In light of the current context surrounding Fifa, while Interpol is still committed to developing our Integrity in Sports programme, I have decided to suspend the agreement,’ Juergen Stock, the head of Interpol, said. ‘The agreement between Interpol and Fifa stated that the football body must be compatible with the principles, aims and activities of Interpol.’ FIFA have spoken via a representative to express their disappointment at the suspension of the deal and their desire to help with the investigations and punish all the people involved.
Well it might be a while before FIFA are finally out of the woods.