Mohamed Bin Hammam is accused by FIFA, soccer’s governing body, of offering $40,000 to Caribbean soccer officials as part of his pitch to become president of the body, two people familiar with the situation said.
England’s Football Association will abstain from voting in next month’s presidential election of soccer’s governing body after corruption allegations were made about the bidding for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.
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.
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.