There is no peace for Zlatan Ibrahimovic. First the expulsion in Parma, then the photos that portrayed him in a Milanese restaurant in the middle of the red zone, now a new controversy. According to the Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet, the AC Milan striker would have broken the rules of FIFA, with its participation in the betting company Bethard. Ibra risks running into penalties ranging from a millionaire fine to the extreme hypothesis of a disqualification. According to the main Swedish newspaper, the Stockholm Football Association was aware of the problem already three years ago, here are the reasons for the failure to call for the 2018 World Cup.
Ibrahimovic risks up to three years of stoppage
Ibrahimovic through his company, Unknown AB, would own 10% of the shares of Bethard (betting company with registered office in Malta). The story is closely followed both from FIFA and Uefa. The matches played by the Swede with the national team for the World Cup qualifiers (which would break the FIFA rules), and the matches of Europa League played with the Milan shirt (observed by UEFA). “We haven’t talked about it with Ibra“, the position of the Swedish football federation, convinced that the limits of the prohibitions envisaged by FIFA are not entirely clear. Zlatan, in case of confirmation of the offense, risk a fine (which can go up to one hundred thousand euros), but it can be done until possible suspension from all football activities for three years.