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FIFA meets to investigate vote selling allegations

10-21-2010 08:40 BJT

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With the deliberations over who will host the 2018 and 2022 World Cups ongoing, the potential of scandal is rearing its ugly head.

FIFA is set to begin an investigation into allegations of vote-selling by two members of its executive committee and allegations that bidding nations may have colluded.

Tahitian Reynald Temarii and Nigerian Amos Adamu will be summoned as the ethics committee probes allegations they offered to sell their votes when approached by Sunday Times reporters posing as lobbyists for an American consortium.

The committee, headed by former Switzerland international Claudio Sulser, will also investigate suspicions that bidding nations may have broken the rules by making agreements which FIFA said would constitute a -quote- "clear violation of the bid registration document and the code of ethics".

FIFA is set to begin an investigation into allegations of vote-selling by two
members of its executive committee and allegations that bidding nations may have
colluded.

Editor:Jin Lin |Source: CNTV.CN

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