Interpol has shelved this deal because of the investigations of corruption and scandal in FIFA’s governing body.
The International police body Interpol has announced that it is suspending what was once a 10 year partnership deal with FIFA.
Interpol has shelved this deal because of the investigations of corruption and scandals in FIFA’s governing body.
Juergen Stock, the head of Interpol, said that he's suspending the program, titled "Integrity in Sport," which was created in May 2011.
Stock said in a statement, "All external partners, whether public or private, must share the fundamental value and principles of the organization, as well as those of the wider law enforcement community."
Interpol points attention to a clause in their agreement with FIFA: "the funding party declares... that its activities are compatible with the principles, aims, and activities of Interpol."
Investigations around Fifa's crisis continue. 14 Past and present officials have been charged by the FBI and many individuals are speaking up about doubts they have concerning the 2018 and 2022 World Cups that were to be staged in Russia and Qatar respectively.
In a statement responding to Stock’s decision, FIFA has expressed its disappointment about the deal and hopes that the next six years of the programme will resume as soon as possible.
They are in contact with Interpol in order to resolve the issue.