Nasser Al-Khelaifi, the owner of Paris Saint-Germain, is facing a prison sentence of more than two years, according to a Swiss court.

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According to Le Parisien, federal prosecutor Cristina Castellote proposed that Al-Khelaifi serve 28 months in prison without the possibility of a partial release on corruption allegations.

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Former FIFA general secretary Jerome Valcke, who is also facing charges, has been recommended for 35 months in prison by the prosecution.

When Al-Khelaifi was accused of instigating Valcke to commit “aggravated criminal mismanagement” of a TV rights agreement in Bellinzona, Switzerland in 2020, he was acquitted.

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The Federal Criminal Court of Bellinzona, on the other hand, has filed an appeal, which will begin on Monday.

Valcke was given use of Al-Khelaifi’s luxury villa two years ago, according to the court.

Valcke was allegedly repaid the £420,000 deposit he made on a home in Sardinia that had been purchased by PSG’s president.

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The CEO of the broadcaster beIN Sport, subsequently granted the Frenchman exclusive use of the villa for 18 months without having to pay rent – a deal worth up to £1.66 million.

Valcke was charged with incitement for failing to notify the arrangement before being expelled from FIFA in 2015.

The TV rights for the World Cups in 2026 and 2030 have been given to BeIN Media Group.

Despite the fact that the rights were never put up for tender, Al-Khelaifi insisted on paying full market value for them.

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Valcke was found not guilty of receiving bribes and criminal mismanagement against FIFA’s best interests.

Instead of the three years sought by prosecutors, he was handed a 120-day suspended sentence and forced to pay FIFA €1.75 million (£1.5 million) in restitution and 80,000 Swiss francs (£67,000) in costs.

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