PSG President Nasser Al-Khelaifi On Trial Over Corruption Charges

Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser al-Khelaifi and former FIFA general secretary Jerome Valcke went on trial over corruption changes on Monday.

The trial of the pair and Greek marketing executive Dinos Deris in Bellinzona, Switzerland, is expected to last two weeks.

Qatari Al-Khelaifi, also head of broadcaster beIN Media Group, is accused of inciting Valcke to commit “aggravated criminal mismanagement” of TV rights deal.

The court will hear that al-Khelaifi, now a member of Uefa’s executive committee, gave Valcke the use of his luxury villa. 

The former Fifa chief, banned from football in 2018, is said to have taken more than £1m in kickbacks over rights deals.

PSG have also suffered problems on the pitch as well as off it having lost their opening two Ligue 1 games this season.

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Three of their players were sent off in the 1-0 defeat against Marseille on Sunday after a huge brawl erupted in injury time.

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