Since I announced my candidacy for FIFA President, FIFA has leaked several information to the press, sabotaging my candidacy with press reports full of factual distortions.

Listed below are the alleged violations that the FIFA Ethics Committee has charged me.
Conflict of Interest 

FIFA alleged that my presence at, and participation in, Korea 2022’s final bid presentation on December 1, 2010 in my capacity as a member of the Executive Committee (ExCo) of FIFA could have given the appearance of a conflict of interest.  FIFA’s Investigatory Chamber also alleged that for me to send letters to fellow ExCo members calling attention to the Korean Bid Committee’s proposal for the “Global Football Fund” may have constituted a conflict of interest.

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FIFA alleged that I agreed to trade vote with Mr. Geoff Thompson, the English ExCo member and chairman of England Bidding Committee for 2018 World Cup.  The vote-trading allegedly took place when we paid a courtesy visit on Prince William and Prime Minister David Cameron at the Prince’s request in his suite at Baur au Lac Hotel in Zurich on December 1, 2010, one day before the vote.

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Breach of Confidentiality

I had written three personal letters to Mr. Blatter during the course of the Investigatory Chamber’s investigation against me to strongly protest against the proceedings.  Instead of answering my personal and confidential letters, Mr. Blatter simply turned them over to the Investigatory Chamber who then used it to further extend the investigation against me.

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Personal Donations to Pakistan and Haiti

Media reports alleged that FIFA had started an investigation into my 2010 donations to disaster relief funds to Haiti and Pakistan.  Since the 1990s, I have consistently provided charitable donations to those in need, both in Korea and overseas.  Contrary to media speculation based on leaks, there was no “probe” against donations I had made in the past.

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