World football’s governing body has asked the former head of England’s 2018 World Cup bid to support his allegations that Fifa officials were involved in bribery.
The Zurich-based organisation says it has also asked The Sunday Times newspaper for more evidence of information it received from a whistleblower within Qatar’s 2022 bid.
Fifa secretary general Jerome Valcke has written to England’s Football Association to request a “complete report” plus “all documentary evidence” from David Triesman.
Triesman, speaking at a British parliamentary inquiry on Tuesday, alleged that four Fifa officials requested bribes in the 2018 bidding process.
The inquiry also heard that Qatar paid $1.5 million (SFr1.32 million) to two more Fifa officials in the 2022 contest.
Fifa says Valcke wants “to examine the situation thoroughly and with clear-sightedness”.
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