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FIFA has suspended Financial Assistance Programme (FAP) payments to the Somalian, Burundian and Puerto Rican football associations until further notice.

The three nations failed to provide documentation showing how the money had been spent.

Nepal, Vietnam and Chile have been given until April to confirm their use of FAP money. While Honduras, Mauritania and American Samoa were also being investigated.

Each national association receives US$1 million per four-year cycle and were due to receive a further million dollars this year.

Farah Addo, president of Somalia’s Football Federation has been ordered to pay 10,000 Swiss Francs plus costs to Sepp Blatter for defaming the FIFA president. This follows Addo’s two-year suspension from FIFA for irregular financial practices.

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