Nicholas, former president of the governing body of South America and former president of the Brazilian Federation, Ricardo, accused FIFA former vice-president Jack Warner of nearly 37 million, having voted for the 2018 Russia World Cup
Dainik Bhaskar Apr 08, 2020, 08:06 AM IST New York. Former football body FIFA officials have been accused of bribery to help host the World Cup. A new case has come up in the District Court of America. Accordingly, many members of FIFA's executive committee received bribes or offers to vote in favor of the host. Former FIFA Vice President Jack Warner of Trinidad Tobago received approximately 37 crores from shell companies. He voted for Russia in the 2018 World Cup.
Nicholas Lioz, former president of the governing body of South America, and Ricardo Tisira, former president of the Brazilian Federation, have been charged. Both have been asked to vote in favor of the World Cup to be held in Qatar in 2022.
Officials of US media company Fox were also implicated that former US media company Fox officials have been asked to pay South American officials to retain broadcast rights. FBI Assistant Director in charge William Sweeney said that talk of profiteering and bribery in international football has been going on for decades. Everyone knows about it. The FBI is investigating the entire case. FIFA controversially hosted Russia and Qatar for the World Cup 10 years ago. This case came to light in 2015. Chairman Sap Blatter had to resign.