According to court documents released by Switzerland’s supreme court, former FIFA president, Mr Joao Havelange, and former FIFA executive committee member, Mr Ricardo Teixeira, took payments from marketing partner, International Sport and Leisure (ISL).

It is reported that Mr Havelange accepted at least 1.5 million swiss francs (US$1.53m) and Mr Teixeira at least 12.4 million swiss francs (US$12.64m) from ISL in return for exclusive TV and radio rights to the 2002 and 2006 World Cup tournaments.

The court documents stated that FIFA chiefs had no knowledge that Mr Havelange and Mr Teixeira took the payments. FIFA agreed to pay 2.5 million swiss francs (US$2.77m) in compensation on condition that criminal proceedings against Mr Havelange and Mr Teixeira were abandoned.