16 Jun 2011

Fifa Agrees to Talk to Whistleblower on Corruption Allegations

FIFA President Sepp Blatter announced that the Sunday Times will bring their whistleblower, who alleged corruption in the choice of Qatar for the 2022 World Cup, to Zurich in order to discuss matters with FIFA officials. The whistleblower has claimed that two FIFA officials, Issa Hayatou (pictured here) and Jacque Anouma, received $1.5 million to support Qater’s bid in December.

Blatter went on to say that the process needed to be dealt with thoroughly, but did not dismiss the possibility of having to reopen the vote if corruption involving the two officials was proven. Mr. Blatter, furthermore, stated that he was looking forward to seeing the evidence that David Treisman, the former head of England’s failing 2018 bid, claimed to have in front of the British Parliament last week.

For more info on the story, please see the articles from Swissinfo.ch and Insidethegames.