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Qatar World Cup: ´£3m payments
to officials´ corruption claim

BBC News, by David Bond

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Posted By:EagleEye, 6/1/2014 1:50:55 AM

Fifa is facing fresh allegations of corruption over its controversial decision to award the 2022 World Cup to Qatar. The Sunday Times has obtained millions of secret documents - emails, letters and bank transfers - which it alleges are proof that the disgraced Qatari football official Mohamed Bin Hammam made payments totalling US$5m (£3m) to football officials in return for their support for the Qatar bid. (Snip) The documents also show how Bin Hammam was making payments direct to football officials in Africa to allegedly buy their support for Qatar in the contest. Qatar strongly deny any wrongdoing and insist that Bin Hammam never had

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This should be entitled "Things to Come," after HG Wells movie. Corruption and bribery over future World Cup location in Qatar. How much does one think it will cost to bribe or outright breakout 0bama´s transfered GITMO five prisoners? Believe their government, let alone 0bama´s promises about American safety over the exchange? Think the CIA took the time to connect the dots?

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: StuartL, 6/1/2014 5:19:25 AM     (No. 9868986)

"Millions of documents"??

For instance, a thousand communications a day covering the better part of three years? Possible, I suppose -- but I´d really like to see the electron trail. And know when the files were obtained, and now long it took the intrepid Timesers to filter them for the damning content.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: StuartL, 6/1/2014 5:22:41 AM     (No. 9868987)

Actually, make that "at least two thousand communications a day." They did say "millions," plural...

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