He said Grondona did not tell him how much he received or who he received the bribes from, but Burzaco testified, according to the
Guardian, that Grondona later confronted Qatari officials about media reports implicating him and told them "you will pay me $80 million or write a letter saying you never paid me." BuzzFeed's
Ken Bensinger tweeted that Grondona was upset with Teixeira and former Barcelona president Sandro
Rosell that he had been tricked into taking only $1.5 million for his Qatar vote.
Qatar beat the USA in a 14-8 vote of the executive committee's 22 members on the fourth round in December 2010 to win the hosting rights to the 2022 World Cup. (Burzaco also testified how Grondona and Teixeira confronted Leoz after earlier rounds of voting when he supported Japan and then South Korea and Qatar was stuck on 11 votes.)
Burzaco also charged international broadcasters, including Fox Pan American Sports, Brazilian network Globo and Mexico's Televisa had paid bribes during his tenure.
Prosecutors introduced contracts between between Conmebol, the South American confederation, and T&T, a firm jointly owned by Torneos y Competencias and Fox Pan American Sports that held rights to the Copa Libertadores, and Burzaco told of a sham contract written to disguise bribes of $3.6 million.
Fox Sports issued a statement after Tuesday's testimony denying any knowledge of T&T's activities: “Any suggestion that Fox Sports knew of or approved of any bribes is emphatically false. Fox Sports had no operational control of the entity which Burzaco ran. The entity run by Burzaco was a subsidiary of Fox Pan American Sports, which in 2008, at the time of the contract in question, was majority owned by a private equity firm [HM Capital Partners] and under their operational and management control.”