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International Sport and Lesiure (ISL) was a Swiss sports marketing company that was closely affiliated with FIFA.[1]

ISL collapsed in 2001 with debts of £153million.[2]

In 2008, following a four year investigation by prosecutors in the Swiss canton of Zug, six former ISL executives, including the former chairman Jean Marie Weber, were accused of a series of charges including fraud, embezzlement and the falsification of documents.[2]

ISL were established by former Adidas boss Horst Dassler, ISL were associated with FIFA, the International Olympic Committee and the International Association of Athletics Federations.[2]

Court documents released in 2012 show that two FIFA executives, former president João Havelange and Ricardo Teixeira, received 41m CHF (£27m) worth of bribes from ISL between 1992 and 2000. Only 3m CHF of these were repaid.[3]

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