LYON, June 12 (AFP): International police body Interpol today announced it was suspending a 10-year partnership deal with FIFA worth 20 million euros ($22 m) following a corruption probe into football�s world governing body.
Interpol boss Juergen Stock said he was suspending the deal set up in May 2011 to create a 10-year �Integrity in Sport� programme.
�In light of the current context surrounding FIFA, while Interpol is still committed to developing our Integrity in Sport programme, I have decided to suspend the agreement,� said Stock in a statement.
�All external partners, whether public or private, must share the fundamental values and principles of the organisation, as well as those of the wider law enforcement community,� added Stock.
Interpol noted that the agreement with FIFA included a clause stating that �the funding party declares ... That its activities are compatible with the principles, aims and activities of Interpol.�