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Blatter accused of under-selling TV rights

Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) president Sepp Blatter sold World Cup television rights to the Caribbean for much less than their market value, according to a report by Swiss television station SRF.

Blatter, who will step down as president after new elections in February, allegedly sold the TV rights to Caribbean Football Union (CFU) president Jack Warner for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa for just USD 250,000 (220,550 euros) and those for the next World Cup in Brazil for USD 350,000, claimed SRF. The TV station showed the relevant contracts from 2005 on screen during its ‘10 <g data-gr-id="7">vor</g> 10’ programme, claiming this was “around five percent of the market value”. 
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