Fifa facing urgent calls to investigate Qatar World Cup bid claims


• Qatar reported to have offered Fifa $400m before 2022 success
• Al Jazeera alleged to have signed TV contract making the offer

Fifa is facing calls to launch an urgent investigation into a secret $100m TV deal offered by Qatar’s state-run broadcaster al-Jazeera just three weeks before it awarded the 2022 World Cup to the country.

The allegations were first made in a book by a whistleblower from inside Australia’s failed 2022 bid, Bonita Mersiades, in January. However the Sunday Times said they had also seen documents showing that executives from al-Jazeera had signed a TV contract that included an unprecedented success fee of $100m – which would be paid to Fifa only if Qatar was successful in the 2010 World Cup ballot.

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Source: Football News
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