Corruption cases continue to emerge in the world of football, and in this case the issue reached TV stations in the United States The recent World Cup in Russia was embroiled in a controversy over broadcasting rights Qatar, respectively.
The PA Agency made it known A new scandal was revealed by a former director of ESPN who testified before a federal court in the United States that the 2018 and 2022 World Cups may have been sabotaged by the Bristol-based company.
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JJohn Skipper, former president of ESPNand his lawyer, testified in court FIFA awarded the broadcasts to FOX, although ESPN and Univisión tabled an equal split of 900 million for the rights to the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.The company entered the auction with a very low number.
It’s there The millionaire’s bribery testimony, which had awarded several secret contracts without bidding, ended in Fox’s favor With broadcasting rights.
Similarly, it was learned that AP lawyers had argued The bribe allowed two former Fox executives (Hernán López and Carlos Martínez) to keep confidential information from senior football officials, particularly FIFA.A $425 million deal helped Fox secure the rights to the World Cup with the help of FIFA.
Fox is the beneficiary of exchanges in the United States
Finally, the English broadcasts of the last two World Cups came entirely from FoxTelemundo acquired the rights to broadcast in Spanish for $600 million.
however, Fox denied any involvement in the bribery case and said it had cooperated with authorities at all times to clear up the allegations.
With information from AP.