Ukraine soccer official targeted by FIFA, UEFA investigators

GENEVA (AP) — The highest-ranking soccer official in Ukraine has been the target of FIFA and UEFA investigators regarding millions of dollars in development money paid to his national federation. UEFA executive committee member Andriy Pavelko says in a reply he wrote to the FIFA ethics committee he cooperated with the European soccer body’s probe and denied any wrongdoing. The leaked letter was published on Twitter by a magazine writer in Switzerland and confirmed by The Associated Press. The inquiries relate to separate multi-million dollar payments UEFA sent in 2017 to the Ukrainian federation. UEFA says it does not comment on possible investigations.