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‘Qatar won world cup through bribery

Qatar has the world cup in 2022 towed in by members of the FIFA to buy. The former vice-president of the Golfstaat, Mohamed Bin Hammam, it would be more than 3 million euros paid out in exchange for support for Qatar as host country.

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This is evident from “millions of secret letters, e-mails and bank statements” that are in the possession of the British newspaper The Sunday Times. It is demonstrated that Mohamed Bin Hammam actively its allies lobbied for aid and African officials has bribed. Despite previous rumors, the former vice-president if the organization, the accusation to deny.

Qatar in december 2010 it was chosen as the host country of the world cup in 2022. Bin Hammam was in 2011 suspended by the FIFA, because he votes would have recruited when he was chairman of the wereldvoetbalbond wanted to be.

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Sepp Blatter, the president of the global football body, FIFA, called the allocation of world cup football to Qatar in mid may a wrong choice. The hot summers and the poor working conditions for construction workers that stadiums build led to much criticism. Blatter denied, however, that there was bribery.

The accusation comes shortly after The New York Times revealed that in the run-up to the Soccer world cup in 2010 in South Africa at least five practice matches have been manipulated. The American newspaper writes on the basis of a previously published report of the FIFA, referees are bribed to tamper with the results. (Belga/)

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