FIFA Accuses South Africa Of Paying $10m Bribe To Host World Cup

Mandatory Credit: Photo by REX Shutterstock (4826212b)
President Jacob Zuma and FIFA President Sepp Blatter during a media briefing at Soccer City
Media Briefing with President Jacob Zuma and FIFA President Sepp Blatter, Soweto, South Africa - 13 Dec 2010
This event is to reflect on the legacy of the 2010 FIFA World Cup
nigeriana news app advert

Football’s governing body FIFA has formally accused South Africa of paying a $10m (£7m) bribe to stage the 2010 World Cup, while acknowledging that votes where bought in past World Cup hosting.  FIFA submitted a 22-page “victim statement” and “request for restitution” to the United States Attorney’s Office while seeking to claim ‘tens of millions of dollars’ seized by the prosecutors.  FIFA claims to be a victim in the midst of the corrupt individuals even with the criticisms that bribe-taking had been a huge player in the past presidencies of Joao Havelange and Sepp Blatter, who was forced from office after 17 years by scandal. South Africa has strongly denied paying a bribe to secure the 2010 World Cup. But FIFA backed suspicions raised by US investigators.

ALSO READ:  Chelsea Triumph Over West Ham In Conte's First Game

Make Money Online in Nigeria... Click HERE To Start Now!

To Top