Zlatan Ibrahimovic, AC Milan forward, could be sanctioned by FIFA and UEFA with up to three years without playing football for being co-owner of a sports betting company based in Malta, according to a report from the Swedish media Aftonbladete. This would violate the ethical codes of the organizations, which prohibit players from getting involved in this type of business in order to prevent them from having economic interests in football.
Ibrahimovic, according to the owner of the bookmaker Erik Skarp, still owns approximately 10% of the shares Of the same. The Swedish striker once again donned his country’s shirt in qualifying for the 2022 World Cup and has played several Europa League matches this season. Both competitions are under the rules of FIFA and UEFA, which could lead the striker to both football and financial sanction, as a fine of 100,000 euros would also be contemplated.
The Malmo-born player is having a great season despite being 40 years old. With AC Milan has scored 15 goals in the Italian league (seventh highest score in the championship), figures that have contributed to the team occupying second place in the standings, only surpassed by Inter that is getting closer to the title.