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.
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.
England’s attempt to host the 2018 soccer World Cup has been damaged by unsubstantiated claims a top official made against fellow bidders Spain and Russia, according to a FIFA committee member who’ll help decide the location.
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.
Spain wants “fair play” in the contest to host the 2018 World Cup, secretary of state for sports Jaime Lissavetzky said, after English soccer’s top official quit for suggesting that Spanish and Russian bid officials may collude.
Lord David Triesman, head of England’s bid to stage soccer’s 2018 World Cup, resigned from the post today. He also quit as chairman of the Football Association, English soccer’s ruling body, the F.A. said on its Web site.