Tessa Jowell, Labour MP for Dulwich and West Norwood and former secretary of
state for culture, media and sport, pronounced of a disclosures done by The
Telegraph: “These are really startling revelations. It’s a really vast amount
of income and in everyone’s interests, including [former Fifa official] Jack
Warner’s, that this matter is investigated.”
Paul Farrelly, Labour MP for Newcastle-under-Lyme, combined that “if wrongdoing
is found, a contest should be changed elsewhere”.
suggested this week that Mr Warner, a former vice-president of Fifa,
appears to have been privately paid $1.2 million (£720,000) from a company
tranquil by a former Qatari football central shortly after a decision
to endowment a nation a tournament. Payments totalling roughly $750,000 were
done to Mr Warner’s sons, papers show. A serve $400,000 was paid to one
of his employees.
The payments were done by a Qatari-based company, Kemco, that is owned by
Mohamed Bin Hammam, a former Fifa executive cabinet member for a Gulf
state. It is accepted that a FBI is now questioning Trinidad–based Mr
Warner and his purported links to a Qatari bid, and that a former Fifa
official’s eldest son, who lives in Miami, has been assisting a exploration as a
The investigators are suspicion to be focusing on Mr Warner’s American and Grand
Cayman bank accounts. Michael Garcia, a corner arch questioner of Fifa’s
ethics committee, is also questioning irregularities surrounding the
behest process. He is approaching to broach his news to a cabinet later
Mr Warner quiescent from all football positions in 2011 amid allegations of
temptation related to Mr Bin Hammam’s try to replace Sepp Blatter as Fifa
president. Mr Bin Hammam was criminialized from “any kind of football-related
activity” by Fifa, though a Court of Arbitration for Sport overturned a ban
in Jul 2012 due to a miss of evidence.
A new review into his financial exchange that antiquated behind to his time
in assign of Asian football was launched by Fifa’s ethics committee, and
this led to a new life anathema in 2012.
The awarding of a 2022 World Cup to Qatar was one of a many controversial
decisions in sporting history. The heated summer feverishness in a dried nation
has lifted a awaiting of a contest being changed to a winter for the
Although Qatar has regularly denied indiscretion during a behest process, it
has prolonged been suspected that a preference was flawed, and several members of
a Fifa cabinet have faced crime allegations.
One request seen by The Telegraph states that some-more than $1 million should be
paid to Mr Warner to cover “professional services supposing over a period
2005–2010”. However, a apart request says that payments are to “offset
authorised and other expenses”.
The revelations have fuelled concerns that some Fifa executive committee
members were not just when they expel votes in Dec 2010. England
suffered a chagrin when it cumulative usually dual votes to horde a 2018 World
Cup and was separated after a initial round.
Damian Collins, Conservative MP for Folkestone and Hythe, and former member of
a parliamentary cabinet that hold an exploration into England’s unsuccessful 2018
bid, said: “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.”
Simon Johnson, a arch handling officer for a England 2018 bid, who was
interviewed by Mr Garcia final year, said: “This is a really unfortunate piece
of justification that The Telegraph has found and it is right and correct that
Fifa entirely considers a justification that has been unclosed and that any
justification that is in any approach applicable to a endowment of a 2018 or 2022 Fifa
World Cup is done accessible to a review being conducted by Mr
Mr Warner and his family declined to comment. A orator for Qatar’s 2022
World Cup organising cabinet said: “The 2022 bid cabinet strictly
adhered to Fifa’s behest regulations in correspondence with their formula of
“The autarchic cabinet for smoothness and bequest and a people concerned in
a 2022 bid cabinet are unknowingly of any allegations surrounding business
exchange between private individuals.”
Mr Bin Hammam did not respond to calls requesting comment.