London, Jan 31 (AP) The head of the Spanish league has called on members at the upcoming UEFA Congress to block Paris Saint-Germain chairman Nasser Al-Khelaifi from taking a seat on European soccer’s top decision-making body. Also Read - Health Worker Dies Hours After Vaccination in Hyderabad, Probe Suggests Death Not Due to Vaccine
Al-Khelaifi has been elected by the European Club Association board to be one of its two delegates on the UEFA executive committee. UEFA’s 55 member nations still have to ratify the Qatari’s appointment next week at its congress in Rome. Also Read - IPL 2021 Auction Live Updates List of Released/ Retained Players: Mumbai Release Malinga, Samson to Lead Royals
But Spanish league president Javier Tebas said in a statement to The Associated Press that Al-Khelaifi’s “appointment must be rejected as it violates all reasonable rules of governance, not only because of the Financial Fair Play file, also because he is president of beIN Sport, one of main UEFA broadcast rights buyers.” PSG’s compliance with FFP rules is under fresh scrutiny by UEFA, with Tebas having long-standing concerns about the Qatar-owned club’s reliance on revenue from the Gulf state to comply with the break-even rules. AP
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