This is the third week in a row that FIFA is facing a court of law over the allegations of corruption and abuse in the governing body.
The International Olympic Committee has said it is “committed to a full and fair investigation” into allegations of widespread corruption, while the Brazilian Football Confederation has said that it will not be part of it.
The latest court case is the latest example of the FIFA governing body’s inability to find a way to make its governing body look good in court.
Last week, FIFA’s ethics committee issued a report detailing a number of instances of “systematic and egregious violations of the laws and ethical norms of FIFA” that it said were “not in line with the principles of FIFA and FIFA Confederations and the FIFA Code.”
The report detailed instances of corruption, bribery, money laundering and tax evasion, among other things, but it failed to mention that these were all “administrative and not judicial” matters.
As a result, the FIFA Ethics Committee recommended that FIFA take action to punish those individuals responsible for the corruption.
FIFA is not required to do this, but in a decision to take legal action, FIFA said that its disciplinary committee “decided to take a disciplinary step.”
The FIFA Ethics Court is now expected to make a decision within a week on whether to impose sanctions against those individuals.
The Brazilian Football Federation has been the focus of the investigation.
FIFA has not yet said when it will take the action that it has been seeking, but last week it said that the FIFA Executive Committee would meet in January to consider taking legal action.
The FIFA Ethics committee did not respond to a request for comment on the matter.
The allegations of criminal activity are not new for FIFA.
Last year, the Ethics Committee said that “in a number, the parties appear to be engaged in conduct inconsistent with the FIFA code and the principles that govern FIFA.”FIFA President Sepp Blatter has been embroiled in a number scandal-related controversies.
In September, he was forced to resign after a video emerged of him saying he was “totally prepared” to hand over the presidency to his deputy, Jerome Valcke.