After three and a half months of investigation, the audit mission on the French Football Federation (FFF) is entering its final phase with, as of Monday, the possibility for Noël Le Graët and Florence Hardouin to respond to the accusations made against them. .
The president of the FFF and its director general, both sidelined on January 11, will be able to read the extracts from the pre-report indicting them and respond to them, within ten days from Monday. According to our information , this report promises to be "overwhelming" for the boss of French football, more than ever in the hot seat.
They alone will have access to the parts -- dependent -- concerning them.
In the same way, Philippe Diallo will be able to make observations after reading the passages relating to the malfunctions at 87 boulevard de Grenelle, the headquarters of the body, in his capacity as interim president.
This restricted access to the provisional report of the General Inspectorate for Education, Sport and Research (IGESR) responds to a regulatory provision.
In fact, it should also limit any leaks in the press between now and the publication of the definitive and contradictory document, expected in mid-February.
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The pressure remains maximum for Noël Le Graët, all-powerful boss of the "3F" since 2011, severely shaken for five months by journalistic investigations, testimonies (mainly anonymous) from women accusing him of sexist and inappropriate behavior, and his own sweeping statements about Zinedine Zidane.