According to information from the “world”, the former president of the French Football Federation gave his family and friends in places in the presidential and official stands allocated by FIFA. Twenty-eight of his relatives made the trip to Qatar.
Delegate of the annex of the International Football Federation (FIFA) in Paris, at the Hôtel de la Marine, Noël Le Graët did not leave the world of the ball, resigning, on February 28, from the Presidency of the French Football Federation (FFF). The 81-year-old Breton leader has excellent relations with the Italian-Swiss boss of FIFA, Gianni Infantino. Beyond the alliances on the political spectrum, this proximity link allowed the octogenarian to benefit from some favors in kind during the last World Cup in Qatar.
According to our information, Mr. Le Graët was able to obtain FIFA additional places, in addition to those granted under the protocol, on the occasion of the World Cup final, lost to penalties by the Blues against Argentina, December 18, 2022, at the Lusail stadium.
While each finalist federation is supposed to receive FIFA a quota of places (including two in the presidential stands and eight in the official stands), the FFF was able to recover twenty more (in the presidential gallery and in the official stands) .
m. Le Graët, who paid plane fees on his own money, brought in Qatar for the final for the final of his relatives: family, friends, as well as Philippe Le Goff, the mayor of Guingamp (Côtes-d ‘ Armor), a small town of 6,900 inhabitants whose ex-president of the FFF was the councilor (1995-2008), where he built his agrifood group and started his career as a manager in the world of football.
A bus chartered by FIFA conveyed the guests of Mr. Le Graët. The latter were housed in Qatar at the expense of the International Federation, in three villas made available to them by FIFA.
housed at the expense of FIFA
m. Le Graët confirms to the world “to be the only leader of the FFF to have paid the plane on its money for all the people who [the] accompanied, in [s]. I had done the same in Russia, In 2018. I really watch out for it and do not bring my loved ones to the eye. “He also says he has settled on his money the journey of the son of his director general, Florence Hardouin (currently targeted by a dismissal procedure ), for the semi-final of the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
The Hardouin clan specifies that “when the FFF proposed paying the trip to family members of the FFF staff”, the “DG” “refused because it did not want to be favored.” “Her son had 13 years at the time and Ms. Hardouin had not seen him for a month. NLG therefore offered to bring him coming with his friends on a plane funded by the president on a day. She accepted. Her son is not not returned for the final. “
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