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The International Bank of Qatar has denied reports linking it to the ongoing domestic rights-sales process in Italy for Serie A, the top division of football in the country.
Clubs from Serie A, the top division of Italian football, have reportedly rejected a lucrative proposal from the International Bank of Qatar related to the league’s broadcast rights.
Full Play, which has been accused of bribing football executives, held talks with an entity associated with Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser al-Khelaifi over a possible sale of the sports marketing agency, according to testimony in the trial of three ex-football officials from Latin America by Santiago Pena, a former financial executive at the Argentinian business.
Nasser Al-Khelaifi, chief executive of Qatar-owned beIN Media Group, has said he will travel to Switzerland on October 25 to answer questions from Swiss prosecutors amid ongoing investigations into the sale of Fifa World Cup rights, while it has emerged that beIN will be quizzed over alleged monopolistic practices in the Egyptian market.
Fifa secretary general Fatma Samoura has said she hopes the criminal investigations into the sale of World Cup rights to Qatari-owned beIN Media Group will not “disrupt” Qatar’s preparations for the staging of the 2022 edition of the national team football tournament.
BeIN Media Group and former Fifa secretary general Jérôme Valcke have denied any wrongdoing after the office of the Swiss Attorney General (OAG) confirmed that it has opened a criminal proceeding against the Frenchman and Nasser Al-Khelaifi, chief executive of the broadcaster.
The Qatar Football Association has appointed the AspireInfront agency as its exclusive media and marketing partner for the men’s national team matches.
UK horse racing pay-television broadcaster Racing UK has acquired rights for the finale of Qatar’s International Equestrian Sword Festival.
The Al Jazeera America division of Qatari pay-television broadcaster Al Jazeera has disbanded its sports unit.
Qatari pay-television broadcaster Al Jazeera Sport has rebranded as beIN Sports.