Al-Khelaifi’s profile has risen since PSG sealed a record transfer for Neymar.
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The Qatari president of one of Europe's most glamorous football clubs, Paris Saint-Germain, is under investigation by Swiss prosecutors for suspected bribery of a top FIFA executive to get World Cup broadcasting rights.Criminal proceedings against Nasser Al-Khelaifi, PSG president and CEO of Qatar-owned BeIN Media Group, former FIFA Secretary-General Jerome Valcke, and an unidentified "businessman in the sports rights sector" was announced by the office of Switzerland's attorney general Thursday. The case involves the award of broadcast rights for the next four World Cups from 2018 through 2030 .The proceeding against Al-Khelaifi is one of the first direct links to Qatar in sweeping investigations by federal law enforcement authorities in Switzerland, the United States and France of FIFA, international football, and the 2018-22 World Cup bidding contests.FIFA has never announced if BeIN also secured any 2026 and 2030 World Cup rights.
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