Former F.A. chairman alleges FIFA 2018 World Cup vote was riddled with bribes, corruption
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
football in England, has made new allegations of widespread corruption within the election process for the . The allegations are the latest in a line of embarrassments for FIFA, who have already been forced to ban two members of the executive committee after they were exposed in a bribery investigation., the former chairman of , the governing body of
Speaking to a Paraguay, said he wanted a .committee, he said four members of the panel which decided who would host the 2018 tournament approached him demanding "bribes" for their votes. Triesman—who ran England's failed campaign to host the 2018 World Cup—said the demands were "below what would be ethically acceptable". He alleged , the vice president of FIFA, demanded 2.5million for his vote; and , the member for
However, Warner said the allegations against him and the three others made by Triesman were "nonsense". He told: "I've never asked Triesman nor any other person, Englishman or otherwise, for any money for my vote at any time." But the new allegations are the latest in a line of corruption claims to rock FIFA—last year the organization banned and , both executive committee members, from voting in both the 2018 and 2022 race after a corruption probe; four others were also banned from voting.
, the chairman of the Parliamentary committee, said he would be writing to , the FIFA president, to demand an investigation into the allegations "as a matter of urgency". Blatter said he was "shocked" to hear of the claims, and said that after reviewing the evidence submitted to the committee he would "react immediately against all those in breach of the ethics code rules."
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