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The U.S. will pay FIFA $201 million, which previously belonged to corrupt ex-officials

The U.S. Department of Justice will pay the International Football Federation (FIFA) $201 million. This is reported on the official website of the organization.

This money was withdrawn from the bank accounts of former officials of the federation, who for many years participated in corruption schemes in football, and they were brought to criminal responsibility.

The payments were awarded to FIFA as compensation for losses incurred by the organization itself, as well as CONCACAF (the football confederation of Central and North America) and CONMEBOL (the football Confederation of South America).

The funds will be directed to the newly created World Football Foundation, created under the auspices of FIFA to finance football-related projects that have a positive impact on society.

Earlier it was reported that FIFA sent letters to the governments of a number of countries with a request for the emergency evacuation of football players from Afghanistan.

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