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John Delaney declines to comment on Rio tickets controversy in latest interview
The FAI CEO also paid tribute to the late Milo Corcoran.

FAI CEO JOHN Delaney has paid tribute to the late Milo Corcoran, while opting not to comment on the Rio tickets situation, in his first interview since the controversy broke.

On Monday, it was confirmed that a Brazilian judge issued a warrant for the passport of John Delaney and five other Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) officials.

Delaney, who serves as second vice-president of the OCI, has come under scrutiny following the arrest of the President of the OCI, Pat Hickey, in connection with the scandal.

However, ahead of the interview, WLR FM’s Matt Keane explained that Delaney had said he was unwilling to discuss the Rio tickets controversy.

Delaney also paid tribute to former FAI President Milo Corcoran, who passed away yesterday following a recent illness.

“Milo was a great personal friend of mine, someone who I had the pleasure of knowing for more than 30 years, and someone who I was extremely close to,” Delaney said.

“He made an immeasurable contribution to the game and he is someone whose loss will be felt deeply in the world of football.

“The FAI will pay a number of tributes to Milo in the coming days and weeks, and we will miss him greatly. I want to pass on my deepest sympathies to his family and many friends in the game.”

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