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Valcke has faced scrutiny in recent months over fifa coins

Aug 30th 2015 at 9:49 PM

It is unknown if the Frenchman has reached a final decision.Valcke has faced scrutiny in recent months over fifa coins his role in an alleged $10m (£6.5m) bribe.United States prosecutors say the money was paid by South Africa to former Fifa vice president Jack Warner in return for his vote and backing during their successful bid to host the 2010 World Cup.

The money is said to have been transferred to Warner from a Fifa bank account after being reappropriated from South Africa's World Cup local organising committee budget.The New York Times and other US media, citing US law enforcement sources, have claimed Valcke was the "high-ranking Fifa official" who signed off the payment.

South Africa denies any claims of corruption and insists the money was intended to aid football development in the Caribbean.Valcke has not been accused of any wrongdoing. He strenuously denies any culpability and therefore sees no impediment on running for the Fifa presidency.

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