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