The first U.S. trial in the massive FIFA corruption case began this week, with the prosecution's witness alleging Tuesday that six media companies, including Fox Sports, paid bribes for soccer rights. Argentinian-Italian sports marketing executive Alejandro Burzaco said that his company "had partnerships with all those companies and he is personally aware of their bribery," tweeted BuzzFeed News' Ken Bensinger. Three South American soccer officials stand accused of conspiracy to "take bribes from sports marketing companies in exchange for lucrative marketing rights to soccer tournaments," Reuters writes. The lawyer for the former head of South America's governing body of soccer denied the allegations, telling jurors that Burzaco had "cut a sweetheart deal with the government" and was "telling stories."

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