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Uruguay set to rescind rights deal over bribery probe

Uruguay looks at rescinding rights deal with company embroiled in bribery allegations

Uruguay set to rescind rights deal over bribery probe

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) -- The Uruguay football association looks set to rescind a television contract for the national team's 2018 World Cup qualifying matches, as the rights company involved has been targeted by a U.S. investigation into corruption in world football.

The association's general secretary Alejandro Balbi tells The Associated Press on Tuesday "that everything indicates we're going down the road of cancelling it."

The clubs voted last week to authorize the executive committee to get out of the contract if they deemed it necessary.

In a U.S. Department of Justice indictment, Full Play is said to have agreed to millions of dollars in bribes and kickbacks in obtaining rights deals. They have similar deals across South America.

Updated : 2021-09-27 00:06 GMT+08:00