Former head of South America’s Conmebol football body Eugenio Figueredo has admitted he received bribes from television firms in exchange for maintaining media rights, a lawyer involved in the case in Uruguay said on Sunday (NZ time).
Conmebol, an influential grouping that includes traditional football powers such as Brazil and Argentina, is heavily embroiled in a worldwide football corruption probe led by the US Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Figueredo arrived back to his native Uruguay on Friday after being extradited on corruption charges from Switzerland, where he was arrested in May. On Saturday, the 83-year-old former vice-president of world football federation Fifa was moved to hospital from prison due to chest pain.
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