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Swiss authorities raided the headquarters of the European soccer association in Nyon, Switzerland, on Wednesday, seizing information on television rights contracts with Argentine business executives implicated in the FIFA corruption scandal.
The news cast shadows on Gianni Infantino, the newly elected leader of global soccer, who six weeks earlier said that he would usher in a “new era” for the sport’s embattled governing body, which is at the center of multiple international criminal inquiries.
The signature of Mr. Infantino, former legal director for UEFA, European soccer’s ruling body, reportedly appears on two contracts in question, which govern media rights from 2003 to 2009 for various soccer tournaments, including the Champions League.
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