BELLINZONA: Nasser Al-Khelaifi and Jerome Valcke must wait until October 30 for the verdict from the three Swiss judges hearing the case in which both men are variously accused over issues arising from a 2026 and 2030 World Cup television rights deal.
Qatari Al-Khelaifi, 46, is head of the beIN Media Group, president of French champions Paris Saint-Germain and a member of the executive committee of European federation UEFA; Frenchman Valcke was secretary-general of world governing body FIFA from 2007 to 2015.
Both men have denied all wrongdoing. Also being tried, in his absence on medical grounds, is Greek businessman Dinos Deris.
Prosecutor Joel Pahud has requested a three-year jail term for Valcke and 28 months for Al-Khelaifim, both partly suspended.
Al-Khelaïfi is accused by the MPC of having acquired, in December 2013, a villa in Sardinia for €5m for the use Valcke between March 2014 and September 2015.
The allegation is that the deal was undertaken to influence corruptly the award of TV rights to beIN for the Middle East and North African (MENA) region.