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Vatican Stops $10,000-Per-Goal Donation Deal Amid Soccer Scandal

Brazil's Robinho eyes the ball during a training session in Viamao, Brazil on June 11, 2015 in preparation for the upcoming Copa America 2015 to be held in Chile from June 11 to July 4.

Brazil's Robinho eyes the ball during a training session in Viamao, Brazil on June 11, 2015 in preparation for the upcoming Copa America 2015 to be held in Chile from June 11 to July 4.

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The Vatican suspended an agreement to receive a donation from the Copa America soccer tournament after FIFA was hit by a corruption investigation that implicated organizers of the event.

Scholas Occurrentes, an educational organization created by Pope Francis in 2013 to promote social integration through sports, put on hold an accord it reached in April with South American soccer’s regional body Conmebol, it said in a e-mailed statement. As per the agreement, Scholas would get $10,000 per goal and saved penalty shot during this year’s edition of South America’s top soccer competition, which Conmebol organizes.