Members of British Parliament are job on FIFA to demeanour into a recent report from The Telegraph that alleges a former FIFA central and his family received approximately $2 million from a firm that had tighten ties to Qatar’s successful bid for a World Cup in 2022.
British officials contend that FIFA should cruise stripping Qatar of a right to horde a contest if an review finds a allegations to be true. Clive Efford, a member of a Labour Party, pronounced it appears to him that there was “serious corruption” during a behest routine and called for a reopening of a behest should FIFA find a Telegraph report to be accurate:
“Fifa should lift out a full investigation. It looks like there might have been critical crime in a bid and it has to lift critical concerns about promulgation a World Cup to Qatar. If Fifa looks into all a information and finds that there is corruption, they should free a behest process.”
Chairman of a Parliamentary Sports, Media Culture Committee John Whittingdale echoed that sentiment, observant that critical doubt has been expel on a firmness of a behest process. Others from British Parliament also chimed in with their thoughts on a new Telegraph report; another Labour deputy and former Secretary of State for Culture, Media Sport, Tessa Jowell, called a commentary “surprising” and pushed for an investigation. Paul Farrelly, another Labour MP, combined that “if indiscretion is found, a contest should be changed elsewhere.”
Damian Collins, a Conservative member of British Parliament, pronounced he’s endangered about a behest routine being conducted but a best interests of a sport:
“I consider this raises a large regard that a preference to give Qatar a World Cup was formed on money, not formed on sporting interests.”
The news found that Jack Warner, FIFA’s former clamp president, was allegedly paid $1.2 million from a organisation tranquil by former FIFA executive cabinet member Mohamed Bin Hammam of Qatar. Hundreds of thousands of dollars were reportedly paid to Warner’s son’s and one of his employees. The payments were allegedly executed after Qatar won a bid, and a FBI is now helping in a review into Warner and any ties he had to a successful bid.
A orator for Qatar’s World Cup organizing cabinet told The Telegraph that the successful bid to horde a contest in 2022 was theme to, and adhered to, FIFA’s regulations and a formula of ethics. Warner and his family declined criticism and Bin Hammam could not be reached, according to a report.
Qatar’s World Cup has been mired in other controversies as well. Hundreds of migrant workers have died building infrastructure in a Gulf nation, and concerns over Qatar’s heartless summer heat continue to mount.