Qatar 2022: probe into World Cup award intrigued by job for Platini’s son

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In June 2019, officers from the French police anti-corruption branch, the OCLCIFF, raided the Paris offices of the European arm of US investment firm Colony Capital, situated in the centre of the capital close to the Champs-Élysées avenue. They were looking for documents relating to the sale by the firm in 2011 of football club Paris Saint-Germain to the sovereign fund Qatar Sports Investments, as part of an ongoing judicial investigation into suspected corruption surrounding the award to Qatar of the 2022 football World Cup.