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Fifa formally asks for corruption evidence

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”.

swissinfo.ch and agencies


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