FIFA Loses Nearly £700m In 2016, 2017

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    World football governing body FIFA lost nearly £300m in 2016 and is scheduled to lose close to £400m in 2017.

    Legal costs related to the corruption scandal which engulfed the organisation and “ill-considered previous investments” contributed to the losses.
    The latest financial results follow a loss of nearly £100m in 2015.
    Fifa forecasts a financial recovery in 2018, when Russia hosts the World Cup, and expects to finish the four years since 2014 with an £80m profit.
    The governing body, which is still under criminal investigations in Switzerland and the United States, paid out nearly £50m to lawyers last year.
    Former president Sepp Blatter’s investments in a football museum and hotel in Zurich have proved unsuccessful so far, too, and are referred to as “ill-considered”.
    Source: BBC

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