FIFA, UEFA study Lithuania corruption case

By Drum Digital
05 September 2012

FIFA and UEFA say they are studying corruption allegations involving Lithuanian football federation leader Julius Kvederas before deciding if he can remain one of their committee members.

A Lithuanian court has ordered Kvederas to step down as LFF president for six months during a probe into whether he illegally took football funds.

Lithuanian media say the investigation involves project funding given by UEFA.

Kvederas is a member of FIFA's panel which allocates project funds to national federations. It next meets Sept. 25 in Zurich.

He also sits on UEFA's Football Committee which meets Sept. 26 in Warsaw, Poland.

FIFA says it is "closely following the situation," adding that "FIFA and UEFA will formalize their position after fully analyzing facts."

FIFA President Sepp Blatter has pledged zero-tolerance of corruption.

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