Zlatan Ibrahimovic will be investigated by UEFA for "alleged financial interest in a betting company", confirmed the governing body of European football.
Earlier this month, the Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet said that Ibrahimovic was in violation of FIFA regulations due to his participation in the Maltese gambling company Bethard.
According to the publication, the business owned by Ibrahimovic owns 10 percent of Bethard's shares, making him the fourth largest shareholder.
In a statement, UEFA said: "In accordance with Article 31 (4) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations, a UEFA Ethics and Discipline Inspector has today been appointed to conduct a disciplinary investigation into a potential breach of UEFA's Disciplinary Rules by Mr Zlatan. Ibrahimovic for alleged financial interest in a betting company. Additional information on this issue will be provided in due course. "
The FIFA Code of Ethics prohibits the participation in betting of players, officials, referees and intermediaries.
It states: “They are prohibited from participating, directly or indirectly, in betting, gambling, lotteries or similar events or transactions related to football matches or competitions and / or in any related football activities.
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