6 FIFA members accused of wrongdoing in bidding

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Soccer’s governing body was hit with new corruption allegations Tuesday when six FIFA executive committee members were accused of receiving or demanding bribes during bidding for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.

Issa Hayatou of Cameroon and Jacques Anouma of the Ivory Coast were allegedly paid $1.5 million to vote for Qatar, according to evidence submitted to a British parliamentary inquiry by The Sunday Times newspaper.

The Gulf nation beat the United States in the final round of voting in December for the 2022 tournament.

The Culture, Media and Sport Committee of the House of Commons also heard from the former head of England’s 2018 bid, who described the conduct of executive committee members Jack Warner, Nicolas Leoz, Ricardo Teixeira and Worawi Makudi in the 2018 contest as “improper and unethical.”

http://sports.yahoo.com/soccer/news?slug=ap-wcup-votecorruption
 

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I am absolutely shocked!

Especially seeing Jack Warners name on the list!

:sarcasm:

Crooked SOB's.

The problem too is if Blatter (the leader of crooks) doesn't get re-elected the only one running against him is from QATAR! FIFA is just a bunch of corrupt crooks.
 

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If FIFA would just say the host country will be awarded to the highest bidder in an auction, I would be fine with that. Its the pompous hypocracy that drives me nuts. The governing body claims the best choice will be awarded, while the whole time its voting members are lining their pockets with cash, having contracts being awarded to companies they have a financial interest in, or demanding they be "knighted" - for their vote.

Simply remove the transparent and insulting vaneer, eliminate the voting committee and just tell soccer fans their country had better hold a telethon. Because the host nation will be the one pledgeing the most cash.

Simple, fair and because the amount of the money would be known by everyone - how that money would be spent by FIFA (charities, stadiums for poor countries, etc.) could be easily monitored.
 

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Maybe we're getting somewhere...

FIFA's Valcke claims Qatar "bought" 2022 World Cup


FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke confirmed Monday that he sent a private e-mail suggesting Qatar had "bought'' the right to host the 2022 World Cup.

"For MBH, I never understood why he was running,'' Valcke told Warner in the e-mail. "If really he thought he had a chance or just being an extreme way to express how much he does not like anymore JSB (Blatter). Or he thought you can buy FIFA as they bought the WC.''
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2011/soccer/05/30/valcke.qatar.ap/index.html?sct=hp_t2_a7&eref=sihp
 

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What a joke!

The only way Blatter will not be given a new term is if the Congress proposes and passes a motion to call off the election with the support of 75 percent of voting delegates.

That is unlikely to happen because while Blatter may not be able to connect with fans, he is highly skilled at talking to the only audience that really matters to his future -- the voting delegates at the Congress.

Since Blatter became president the governing body has grown rich thanks to its ability to generate billions of dollars from television rights to major tournaments as well as sponsorship deals with large corporations.

Not all of the sponsors are happy, but none has issued a public ultimatum demanding change.

The reason for all the concern from fans, officials, national associations, governments and now sponsors is clear.

In the space of a few days, Qatar has been tainted by suggestions it bought the 2022 World Cup; the head of Asian soccer, Mohamed bin Hammam, and CONCACAF chief Warner have been suspended over bribery allegations; and Bin Hammam withdrew from the presidential race, leaving Blatter to run unopposed.

FIFA's general secretary Jerome Valcke has since said he did not mean to suggest Qatar had used bribes to get the World Cup, Qatar has flatly denied any wrongdoing, Bin Hammam has launched an appeal against his provisional suspension and Warner called the ethics committee hearing a kangaroo court.

http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/31052...-blatter-juggles-sponsor-pressure-voters.html
 

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FIFA is looking even more inept...

CONCACAF acting boss tried to fire Chuck Blazer then CONCACAF issued this...

Today an unauthorized declaration was made by Lisle Austin attempting to remove Chuck Blazer as General Secretary of CONCACAF.

This attempted action was taken without any authority. Under the CONCACAF Statutes, jurisdiction over the General Secretary rests solely with the CONCACAF Executive Committee which has taken no action. Further a majority of the Executive Committee Members have advised Mr. Austin that he does not have the authority to take such action.

Chuck Blazer continues as CONCACAF General Secretary and with the full authority of his office. The Confederation continues its normal operations including the Gold Cup commencing on June 5th at Cowboys Stadium in Dallas.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/fo...leblowing-general-secretary-Chuck-Blazer.html
 

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I see the international corruption conference has begun:

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Fifa's president Sepp Blatter meets Zimbabwe dictator Robert Mugabe
 

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More info...

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014...30-fifa-qatar-investiga-idUSKBN0ED1MX20140602

The sport was rocked when the Sunday Times reported on Sunday that it had evidence that around $5 million was paid to officials in return for votes for Qatar's successful bid, allegations organizers have "vehemently" denied.

The former official at the center of the allegations, a Qatari who was the head of football in Asia at the time of the decision to award the cup to his native country, has yet to comment publicly on the allegations.

The former official, Mohamed Bin Hammam, was barred from soccer for life in a separate case in 2011 for attempting to bribe officials while mounting a bid to replace Blatter as FIFA head. That ban was overturned but replaced with a new lifetime ban for conflicts of interest.

The Sunday Times published what it said were leaked emails and account records showing Bin Hammam had overseen payments to officials from national soccer associations in return for their support for Qatar's bid to host the 2022 tournament.

This should come as a shock to nobody.
 

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I don't even care if the US doesn't get it as long as Qatar loses it.

Bingo! In the beginning, my disbelief and frustration may have been due to nationalism. Now, I don't care which country is awarded that World Cup. As long as it is not Qatar that bribed, lied about its ability to accommodate, and is now enslaving/killing workers on their way to being rewarded this event. Also, continuing with this farce justifies the voting members' actions.

The further FIFA allows this to go down the rabbit-hole, the closer that World Cup comes to a boycott from countries, fans, financial sponsors and broadcasting.
 

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FIFA is a bastard!
 

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Except now the lead investigator is saying the report that FIFA used to clear wasn't representative of his findings. This is far from over.
 

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My favorite parts are the ones declaring Russia and Qatar of being squeaky-clean, while trying to deflect accusations of improper expenditures of money toward the bid committees of England and Australia.

A summary of the summary is: Cheaters lost; FIFA picked the best and most honorable choices.

Yeah, insulting our intelligence is the best way to regain credibility, FIFA.
 

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The president of the German Football League has warned that Uefa’s 54 member nations could take the ultimate step of quitting Fifa if Michael Garcia’s report into World Cup bidding is not published in full.

Dr Reinhard Rauball laid bare the tensions within Fifa over the split between the ethics committee judge, Hans-Joachim Eckert, and Garcia, the US attorney who heads the investigatory arm and spent 18 months probing the race for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups. Garcia has disowned Eckert’s summary of his 430-page report, which effectively cleared Russia and Qatar.

http://www.theguardian.com/football/2014/nov/15/fifa-uefa-world-cup-germany-football
 

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