27 Jun 2011

Corruption Appears to Be Rife in Fifa

While FIFA’s Sepp Blatter (pictured here) was cleared of allegations of corruption, 2 FIFA officials, Mohamed bin Hamman (President of the Asian Football Confederation) and FIFA Vice President Jack Warner, were temporarily suspended barring further investigation into allegations of corruption.

Mr. Hamman and Mr. Warner are accuseed of bribing 25 Caribbean delegates with $40,000 to support Mr. Hamman’s upcoming bid for the FIFA Presidency. However, Mr. Warner levelled allegations at other FIFA members and alleged that Qatar had paid for its 2022 World Cup bid.

For the full story, please see Deutsche Welle’s article (in English) here.

Please note that the photo of Mr. Blatter comes from Deutsche Welle’s article.