Scandal! Piqué earned a commission for Superpohár – Š on escaped recordings

Barcelona footballer Gerard Piqué Source: SITA / AP / Joan Monfort BARCELONA – Barcelona footballer Gerard Piqué has earned a € 24 million commission for his company Kosmos for moving the Spanish Super Cup to Saudi Arabia. This is the result of several years old telephone conversations between him and the president of the Spanish Football Federation, Luis Rubiales, obtained by hackers and published in the media. Since 2020, the federation has changed the format of the Super Cup from a match between the league winner and the National Cup to the Final Four and moved it to Saudi Arabia, for which it was to receive 40 million euros a year. The daily El Confidencial, which published the recordings, stated that Piquého Kosmos Group was to collect four million for each tournament during the negotiation of a six-year contract. Piqué says on the record that the money will be distributed among the clubs and the federation will be left with about six million euros. The Federation confirmed to El Confidencial that there was nothing illegal in the intercepted talks about the negotiations and that the details of the agreement had already been made public. However, at the time of the announcement, Rubiales denied Piqué’s involvement in the negotiations. I have nothing to hide, Piqué responded Any mistake was also rejected by the Spanish world and European champion Piqué, who is a skilled businessman outside of his time on the field. For example, his Kosmos Group was behind the change in the usual structure of the Davis Cup tennis to a tournament format. “I have nothing to hide. Everything we did was legal. I’m proud of it because we did a great job,” Piqué said after Monday’s match against Cadiz, to which Barcelona unexpectedly lost 0: 1 at home. “I know how to separate businesses from my job as a player. Conflicts of interest depend on a person’s value,” said the former Spanish official. The Spanish federation has earned criticism for moving the Super Cup to Saudi Arabia over human rights abuses in the host country. The recordings were released days after the union said it had been attacked by hackers who had also stolen e-mails, text messages and documents about top officials. Author: © Zoznam Source: CTK