Former FIFA director of Blazer (72) died
Chuck Blazer, former director of wereldvoetbalbond FIFA is Wednesday at the age of 72 in his hometown of New York died. Blazer was for some time seriously ill.
Blazer came as FIFA executive into disrepute after he was involved was in some scandals. He was accused of bribery and accepting bribes.
Blazer confessed later, his deeds, and the corruption of other directors of the football association in at the FBI. The scandals, which resulted, ultimately, FIFA president Sepp Blatter and some FIFA-prominent figures in the head.
The American held a variety of positions at FIFA and the North and Central American football federation CONCACAF between 1990 and 2013.
He was a striking appearance. So he appeared regularly with a parrot on his shoulder in public. He also kept the office in a expensive apartment in the Trump Tower in New York.
Later it turned out that he paid for with funds that were intended for the development of football. FIFA demanded last year converted to 4.9 million euros of the former director.
In spite of the scandals is the Blazer as a director is also praised because he is the poor voetbaltak of North and Middle America into a professional bond, which is ultimately more start tickets for the football world cup in the wait for knew drag.
He is also the creator and founder of the CONCACAF Gold Cup, the biennial championship of North and Middle America, that is currently held in the United States.