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Swiss appeals court convicts ex-Fifa boss Valcke, Al-Khelaifi acquitted again

Ex-Fifa secretary general Jerome Valcke (l), PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi (r) (Photo by FABRICE COFFRINI,KARIM JAAFAR/AFP via Getty Images)

Former Fifa secretary general Jérôme Valcke has been found guilty by a Swiss appeals court of forging documents and corruption in a case relating to World Cup media rights, but beIN Media Group chairman and Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi was acquitted for a second time.

Valcke, Fifa’s leading top official for eight years until his departure in 2015, was found guilty of the charges by a Swiss federal court. He received an 11-month suspended jail sentence – longer than the sentence in the original trial in September 2020.

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