Qatar accused of paying $5mn in bribes to win World Cup bid

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Senior football officials in Africa received over $5 million in bribes to make sure Qatar won the bid for the 2022 World Cup, the Sunday Times reports citing leaked documents.According to the paper, the money came from former FIFA vice-president and infamous Qatari businessman, Mohamed Bin Hammam. Bin Hammam reportedly used 10 slush funds controlled by his private company – as well as cash handouts – to make dozens of payments of up to $200,000 to the heads of the 30 African football associations.In one of the leaked emails, president of Namibia’s Football Association, John Muinjo, assured his Qatari partner that we “will always be behind you” and asked for “once-off financial assistance to the tune of $50,000.” Bin Hammam promised that the required sum would be “delivered as soon as possible.”

For full report read …..http://rt.com/news/162916-qatar-wotld-cup-bribe/

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