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New Allegations of Corruption in 2022 World Cup Voting Process
Sky Sports News, March 18th, 2014 3:04PM
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A report in the Daily Telegraph on Monday claims that Jack Warner, the former FIFA vice president, was paid nearly $2 million from a Qatari company linked to the country’s successful bid to host the 2022 World Cup. Bribery, of course, is illegal, even in the murky world of FIFA, and according to British Parliament member Damian Collins, the bidding process for the 2022 World Cup would have to be rerun if the allegations are somehow proven.

"If these allegations are proven, if the FBI, whose investigation it is, can come forward with the evidence, I don't think that FIFA have any choice," Collins told Sky Sports. "If there was corruption involved in the voting process, and the exchange of money linked to votes, how on earth could they just ignore that and let the competition go ahead without any kind of rerun."

Warner and his family were reportedly paid more than 1 million pounds ($1.7 million) by a Qatari company owned by Qatari businessman Mohammed Bin Hammam, who was given a life ban in 2012 by FIFA following the allegation of a conflict of interest during his time as the head of the Asian soccer confederation (AFC). Some of those payments were allegedly made after Qatar won the bid for the 2022 tournament.

Meanwhile, half of the 22 FIFA members who voted for Qatar to host the 2022 World Cup have now left the organization. Collins insists that FIFA has lost credibility in its ability to investigate the bidding process around the 2022 World Cup. "I don't have any confidence in [FIFA President] Sepp Blatter's ability or desire to do that [investigate the allegations]," he said, adding that new evidence, which comes from the FBI, is only casting the legitimacy of the 2022 vote further into doubt.

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