FIFA widens corruption investigation -

FIFA widens corruption investigation

Countries allegedly exchanging votes in 2018, 2022 World Cup bids


FIFA is investigating alleged corruption in the contest for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups after a former senior official said countries were trading votes. Undercover reporters from the Sunday Times of London allegedly caught Michel Zen-Ruffinen, former FIFA general secretary, saying that Spain had colluded to exchange votes with Qatar. The FIFA executive committee will finalize the rules governing the vote on Dec. 2, which currently has nine bidders. “FIFA has immediately requested to receive all the documents and potential evidence that the newspaper has in relation to this matter, and will in any case analyze the material available,” read FIFA’s statement, reported the Wall Street Journal.

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