English soccer’s governing body has hired a senior U.K. lawyer for its own inquiry into allegations of improper conduct made by its former chairman against four members of FIFA’s decision-making panel.
David Triesman resigned as chairman of the Football Association and of England’s bid to stage the 2018 World Cup after the Mail on Sunday reported that he made allegations about rival bidders Spain and Russia.
Soccer’s governing body will hear evidence from a former employee of Qatar’s successful bid for the 2022 World Cup that the country paid bribes to two officials to secure the event, FIFA President Sepp Blatter said today.
FIFA president Sepp Blatter said he’s had first-hand experience of corruption threatening soccer’s governing body, and will try to “stop once and for all” the alleged graft should he be re-elected to a fourth term.
David Triesman resigned as chairman of the Football Association and of England’s bid to stage the 2018 World Cup after a newspaper report that he made damaging remarks about rival bidders Spain and Russia.