CONCACAF has won a lawsuit against its former President Jack Warner ©Getty Images

The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) has won a case against its former President Jack Warner, which could see the organisation recoup more than $20 million (£15 million/€17 million).

CONCACAF had launched a lawsuit against Warner and the late Chuck Blazer, the organisation’s former secretary general in April 2017.

The lawsuit argued the pair had claimed millions of dollars in exchange for their votes for FIFA World Cup hosts.

It was also argued both Blazer and Warner had received kickbacks over the award of broadcast rights for tournaments.

“There can be no doubt that Warner and Blazer victimised CONCACAF, stealing and defrauding it out of tens of millions of dollars in brazen acts of corruption for their own personal benefit at the expense of the entire CONCACAF region,” CONCACAF’s complaint read.

CONCACAF had reached a settlement with Blazer’s estate for $20 million (£15 million/€17 million) in April.

The disgraced former FIFA Executive Committee member was a central figure in the corruption scandal in the governing body, having struck a plea deal in 2013 and turned whistle-blower for the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

He was key to several FIFA officials being arrested in Zurich in May 2015.

Blazer admitted accepting bribes in connection with the 1998 and 2010 World Cup bid processes, won by France and South Africa, respectively.

A district court in Brooklyn has now ruled in favour of CONCACAF in their claim against Warner, who remains in Trinidad and Tobago.

CONCACAF had reached a settlement with Chuck Blazer's estate earlier this year ©Getty Images
CONCACAF had reached a settlement with Chuck Blazer's estate earlier this year ©Getty Images

According to insideworldfootball, Warner was not represented in the court.

CONCACAF are claimed to have demanded no less than $20 million (£15 million/€17 million) and argued they are entitled to up to three times the amount.

The total cost is now set to be evaluated by the court.

The case against Warner was separate to one filed by the United States Justice Department.

Warner could finally be extradited to the United States to face corruption charges after he lost an appeal in his native Trinidad and Tobago earlier this month.

Three Appeals Court judges dismissed Warner's judicial review against extradition to the US.

But the court stayed the ruling for 21 days pending an application by Warner for permission to argue his case at the Privy Council and he could still avoid extradition.

He has not left Trinidad and Tobago since he was named in the indictment in May 2015 and remains on $2.5 million (£2 million/€2.2 million) bail.

The 76-year-old former FIFA vice-president is accused of 12 corruption offences, including racketeering, corruption and money laundering but denies wrongdoing.