UEFA investigates Ibrahimovic: financial stake in betting provider

Because of his financial stake in a sports betting provider, Zlatan Ibrahimovic is threatened with sanctions by the European Football Union (UEFA). As the association announced on Monday, the ethics and disciplinary committee is investigating the 39-year-old.

According to media reports, Ibrahimovic is threatened with a ban of up to three years in the worst case. Through his company, he has held shares in a sports betting provider based in Malta for several years. However, the world governing body FIFA and UEFA prohibit players from participating in gaming companies.

At the Italian top club AC Milan, Ibrahimovic extended his contract until 2022 just a few days ago. A possible suspension could mean an abrupt end of his career.

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