It has been revealed that a former FIFA executive worked undercover for investigators for 18 months while on the governing body’s executive committee, to expose the corruption in the football governing body.
Reports said the official, Chuck Blazer, 70, struck a deal with prosecutors in the United States after pleading guilty to charges of bribery, money laundering and tax evasion.
Details of that agreement was released after a judge agreed to a request by five media groups.
The document shows Blazer was secretly co-operating from December 2011.
The American was on Fifa’s executive committee from 1997-2013.
The 19-page co-operation agreement was signed in November 2013 – the day Blazer pleaded guilty – but references written agreements between himself and the US government dating back to 29 December 2011.
The document says: “The defendant agrees to furnish to the office all documents and other material that may be relevant to this investigation… and to participate in undercover activities pursuant to the specific instructions of law enforcement agents.”