Nasser Al-Khelaif, PSG's president risks lengthy prison sentence on bribery allegations

Nasser Al-Khelaif, PSG's president risks lengthy prison sentence on bribery allegations

- Nasser Al-Khelaifi could be locked behind bars for 28 months on bribery allgeations

- The Paris Saint-Germain has been accused to have lobbyed for World Cup broadcast rights for Qatari media group beIN

- Former FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke is also involved and could be given a three-year prion sentence

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Nasser Al-Khelaifi is facing a lengthy prison sentence if the Paris Saint-Germain president is found guilty of his World Cup TV rights bribery trial.

He has been alleged to have offered former FIFA secretary general, Jerome Valcke the use of his house in Italy to lobby for TV right for the 2026 and 2030 World Cup tournaments.

A Swiss Federal Criminal Court was told that beIN Media Group was awarded the rights in the Middle East and Africa, without going through due process.

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Nasser Al-Khelaif, PSG's president risks lengthy prison sentence on bribery allegations

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Al-Khelaifi who is also the chairman of the Qatari broadcast group insisted they paid full market value for the rights.

Court proceedings claimed Valcke requested help in buying the Italian house during the negotiations between FIFA and beIN group.

PSG's president bought the villa for €5million and Valcke gained access to it through his brother's associate. It is understood that Valcke avoided about worth £1.66million.

If Al-Khelaifi is found guilty, he will be sentenced to 28 years in jail and prosecutors have also asked for three-year imprisonment for Valcke.

Both Al-Khelaifi and Valcke have denied the charges against them and the case is still in court until the judge decides to release the verdict.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Brazilian footballer, Neymar who currently plays for Paris-Saint-Germain in the French League has been accused of making a racist comment against Marseille star Hiroki Sakai.

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The heartbreaking incident happened during Paris-Saint-Germain's defeat against Marseille which was their first game of the season.

During the encounter, five players were red-carded with Neymar inclusive after being spotted slapping Alvaro Gonzalez from the back.

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