Everything that they touch gets corrupted.
Calls for 2022 World Cup bid contest to be re-run after bombshell evidence emerges that Qatar used a £3m slush fund to bribe its way to victory
- Damning dossier exposes alleged corruption during 2022 World Cup bid
- It is reported bribes helped sway key members of FIFA’s committee
- Delegates treated to lavish junkets and large cash payments, it is alleged
- Mohammed Bin Hammam linked to cash payments to African officials
- Fifa ethics head flying to middle east next week to investigate 2022 bid
- John Wittingdale MP claims Fifa should re-run the competition
- Australia, the U.S, South Korea and Japan missed out after decision
Leading MPs have called on Fifa to strip Qatar of the 2022 World Cup after it emerged illicit payments of £3 million were made to corrupt officials.
John Whittingdale, chairman of the Commons culture select committee, said: ‘There is now an overwhelming case that the decision to where the World Cup should be held in 2022 should be run again.’
Conservative MP Damian Collins, who submitted a private member’s bill to Parliament last month that would fight corruption in football, also called for the process to be re-run.
A damning email dossier shows how Mohamed Bin Hammam former president of the Asian Football Confederation used the slush fund to garner support for Qatar’s bid to host the tournament.
The Sunday Times reports that the bribes helped sway key members of FIFA’s 24-man ruling committee into giving the green light for the Arab emirate to host the tournament, despite its lack of football infrastructure.
It is alleged that delegates who decided upon the destination of the 2022 competition were treated to lavish junkets and large cash payments to secure their support.
The secret dossier provides evidence of £3 million in cash payments to football officials across the globe in order to secure support for the Qatari bid.
When the decision was announced, there was shock as the Gulf state has no tradition of football or any suitable stadiums.