Former FIFA executive and whistleblower 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, in 2013, his actions 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. From statements of the Blazer turned out that several directors bribes assumptions of the organising committee of the world cup in France (1998) and South Africa (2010).
The American held a variety of positions at FIFA and the North and Central American football federation CONCACAF between 1990 and 2013.
Blazer was a striking appearance. So he came 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 Blazer that will be funded 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 world cup in the awards.
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.