Football Corruption: FIFA Investigates Australian 2022 World Cup Bid Team Over ‘Gift’ Allegations

Ollie Irish

30th, June 2010

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By Ollie Irish

FIFA will investigate claims that Australia’s bid team for the 2022 World Cup gave gifts of jewellery to its members’ wives in order to try and influence votes. Further claims allege that the Aussies paid for the Trinidad and Tobago Under-20 team to fly to Cyprus, presumably to curry favour with Jack Warner.

Trinidad and Tobago is, as we all know, the home association of FIFA vice-president Warner, aka the most charming and least corrupt man in football…

…As head of Concacaf, Warner has in his clutches three of the 24 casting votes which decide which nation(s) hosts a World Cup finals. Yeah, I know FIFA sucks balls.

“FIFA can confirm that it is looking into this matter,” an official statement read. “For the time being, FIFA cannot disclose any other details or make any further comment.”

It’s alleged that the Aussie football federation ( FFA ) gave pearl necklaces to

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  1. yank says:

    hoping FIFA dont “take chances” as they did by giving it to SA this year, and UEFA did by giving the euro to Poland-Ukraine. I am entirely certain that i will go to the next 3 world cups, as long as fifa dont throw a curveball and select russia and qatar, as i wouldnt feel comfortable traveling there. brazil is fine, england would be great, and usa would be the best as i wouldnt have to pay for travel.

  2. Joe says:

    Typical FIFA, not a word about their own bribe-accepting criminals, but an investigation into those offering them.

  3. ayian says:

    2018 REASONS

    Belgium and Netherlands are not perfect holders to do.It has 24/ Prediction

    Russia is a very big country and they can be perfect for it but i dont think it hosts

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