International police organisation INTERPOL has suspended its ten-year €20m funding agreement with FIFA as a result of the corruption investigations that has seen a number of the governing body’s executives arrested and its president Sepp Blatter resign this month.

Under the terms of an agreement signed in May 2011, INTERPOL was awarded a €20m donation by FIFA to fund a 10-year Integrity in Sport programme, with €4m paid in the first two years and €1.5m in each of the subsequent eight.

Despite claiming that the programme had helped international efforts across its 190-member countries to prevent the manipulation of sporting events and illegal gambling by criminal groups, INTERPOL secretary general Jürgen Stock has decided to freeze the use of financial contributions from FIFA...

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