Uruguayan FA given green light to end Full Play partnership

The Uruguayan Football Association (AUF) has been given the green light to break its broadcast rights contract with the Full Play agency.

Full Play, which has been implicated in the corruption scandal surrounding football’s global governing body Fifa, holds AUF rights including the national team’s qualifying games for the 2018 World Cup.

Uruguayan newspaper Republica said a general assembly gathering of domestic clubs resulted in 14 votes in favour of ending the contract, with three abstentions. This grants AUF the power to put the rights back on the market.

Executives from the Full Play, Torneos and Traffic Sports agencies have been accused of corruption in relation to the sale of media and marketing rights surrounding certain football matches and tournaments in the Americas by the US Department of Justice.

Hugo and Mariano Jinkis, the controlling principals of Full Play, were released from prison on Friday until an ongoing extradition proceeding to the United States is resolved. A federal judge in Argentina ordered the release of the pair, who also face tax evasion and money-laundering charges in the country.