This Chart: The Criminal Enterprise Prosecutors Allege FIFA Has Become

This Chart: The Criminal Enterprise Prosecutors Allege FIFA Has Become

This chart released by prosecutors showed how top officials with CONCACAF and CONMEBOL, the organizations under the FIFA umbrella that govern soccer in North and Central America and the Caribbean and South America, respectively, allegedly traded official support for bribes and kickbacks from sports marketing companies.

In return, those sports marketing companies secured the rights to CONCACAF and CONMEBOL's soccer tournaments, which they then could sell to broadcasters and corporate sponsors at a premium price.

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