FIFA Hit With Fresh Bribery Scandal Over 2018, 2022 World Cups


World football governing body FIFA has been hit by a fresh World Cup bribery scandal over the hosting rights for the Russia 2018 and Qatar 2022 World Cups.

Court documents allege Trinidad and Tobago’s Jack Warner received $5million to back Russia — who beat England to host the 2018 World Cup.

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United States Department of Justice (DOJ) papers published on Monday night state Warner was among “several committee members offered bribes in connection with their votes” for Russia 2018 and Qatar 2022.

Warner was apparently sent the cash “in or about and between November 2010 and April 2011” from ten different offshore shell companies via “more than two dozen separate wire transfers” into an account he controlled at a Trinidad and Tobago bank.

The US DOJ document added: “Several accounts used to wire money to Warner received…

Source: Complete Sports