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Spanish league head wants to block Al-Khelaifi from UEFA


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The head of the Spanish league has called on members at the upcoming UEFA Congress to block Paris Saint-Germain chairman Nasser Al-Khelaifi from taking a seat on European soccer's top decision-making body.
Al-Khelaifi has been elected by the European Club Association board to be one of its two delegates on the UEFA executive committee. UEFA's 55 member nations still have to ratify the Qatari's appointment next week at its congress in Rome.
But Spanish league president Javier Tebas said in a statement to The Associated Press that Al-Khelaifi's "appointment must be rejected as it violates all reasonable rules of governance, not only because of the Financial Fair Play file, also because he is president of beIN Sport, one of main UEFA broadcast rights buyers."

PSG's compliance with FFP rules is under fresh scrutiny by UEFA, with Tebas having long-standing concerns about the Qatar-owned club's reliance on revenue from the Gulf state to comply with the break-even rules.

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First Published: Jan 31 2019 | 7:15 PM IST

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