Chile FA elects new head after FIFA scandal

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SANTIAGO: Chile’s football association on Monday (Tuesday in Manila) elected former national team player and coach Arturo Salah as its new president to replace Sergio Jadue, who was disgraced in the FIFA bribery scandal. Jadue abruptly left the country in November and resigned, reportedly to go into witness protection in the United States to cooperate with a probe into the scandal. Jadue was also a vice-president of South American regional body Conmebol, several of whose former executives have been indicted by US authorities in the bribery probe. To replace him, the Chile National Professional Football Association elected Salah to a three-year term, the body’s spokesman Antonio Martinez told reporters. The 16 Latin American football officials indicted by US authorities last month are accused of accepting bribes in return for awarding contracts for tournament broadcast rights.

AFP

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