UEFA open investigation on Zlatan Ibrahimović over betting company stake

UEFA has announced this evening that it has opened a disciplinary investigation into Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimović alleged stake in a betting company. The statement, released on UEFA’s website, explains that an Ethics and Disciplinary Inspector has been appointed to look into a potential breach of its regulations, with a potential conflict of interest arising from the Swede’s financial interest.

The news was first broken by Swedish daily Aftonbladet, which revealed that Ibrahimović owned 10% of Malta-based betting company Bethard’s shares, through his own company Unknown AB. The resulting investigation could lead to a suspension for the striker, who had recently announced his return to the Sweden national team ahead of the Euros, after a five-year absence.

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