Thursday, 20 06 2024
Thursday, 20 06 2024
“Innovator Together” Francophone international summer camp will be held in Armenia
Armenia and Lithuania signed a memorandum of cooperation on EU-related issues
Ararat Mirzoyan is in Lithuania
Euro 2024: Meetings of the day
Putin and Erdogan will meet
Armen Grigoryan had a meeting with the French President’s diplomatic advisor
Rain and thunder are expected in most of the districts
Scotland and Switzerland did not decide on the winner
The latest developments in relations with Azerbaijan were presented to the Latvian side
Armenia and Moldova discussed various issues of regional security
US-RA trade has quadrupled: economic ties have never been stronger and there is room for more
Without surprise: Germany-Hungary: 2:0
Yerevan will have a new master plan
Ararat Mirzoyan will leave for Vilnius on a working visit
The Secretary of the Security Council of Armenia met with the adviser of the Prime Minister of France
Ararat Mirzoyan will not participate in the session of the Council of Foreign Ministers of CSTO member states
Taiwan has bought 1,000 military drones from the US
“Turkey will continue to connect the settlement of relations with Armenia with the Azerbaijani factor.” Turkologist
Grigoryan had a working lunch with Macron’s adviser
F-16 fighter jets transferred by the USA will be deployed in Ukraine
Thoughts were exchanged on a peace treaty
There will be no return to political paganism in Armenia. Konjoryan
Israel fired missiles at two military targets in Syria
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan again blamed Armenia
Suren Papikyan left for Luxembourg
Regular Armenian-German intergovernmental consultations have started
South Korea can supply tanks to Poland
577 people died during the pilgrimage to Mecca
Russia and North Korea have signed a comprehensive strategic partnership agreement
Papikyan and General Mandon discussed issues of military cooperation

Messi, Pique, Ceferin, and Rubiales go through the scandalous case

UEFA president Aleksandar Ceferin, former Barcelona players Lionel Messi and Gerard Pique, and former head of the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) Luis Rubiales are understood to have discussed the possibility of compensation for football players’ financial losses due to the coronavirus pandemic at the expense of UEFA funds, with a reduction.

The Objective magazine accessed the messages and recordings of Pique and Messi’s negotiations with Rubiales and Ceferin. They are evidence of attempts by European football’s governing body to “direct” funds in favor of some players whose incomes have decreased due to COVID-19.

The first conversation on this issue took place on April 2, 2020. Rubiales called Pique; the latter replied that he would call in half an hour. In that phone conversation, as it became known after the analysis of the correspondence of the former head of the RFEF with Ceferin, Pique, with the permission of Messi, expressed to Rubiales the concern of the Argentinian footballer about the significant reduction of his salary due to the epidemic. A few days ago, Barcelona proposed a 70% cut in players’ wages in response to the health crisis, which has also affected the economy.

The same day, an hour after the conversation with Pique, Rubiales contacted the UEFA president and sent him a recording via Messenger. Rubiales acted as a mediator and conveyed Messi’s concerns to Ceferin. Rubiales raised the possibility of “Uefa funds being used” to compensate players for financial losses, but both agreed that if the information became public, it would negatively impact the players’ image. Rubiales emphasized Messi’s concern about maintaining the “confidentiality” of the talks.

“They [Pique and Messi] told me clearly that no one should know that we are talking about their money because if people find out, they will kill us,” Rubiales allegedly stated.

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