Triesman screams corruption in England's bid for 2018

Updated: 11 May 2011 10:22 IST

Former chairman of the FA, Lord Triesman sparked a fresh round of controversy on Tuesday when he claimed that four members of FIFA had accepted bribes to back England's bid to host the 2018 Soccer World Cup.

New Delhi:

Former chairman of the FA, Lord Triesman sparked a fresh round of controversy on Tuesday when he claimed that four members of FIFA had accepted bribes to back England's bid to host the 2018 Soccer World Cup.

Triesman told a parliamentary comittee that certain members of the executive committee were guilty of 'improper and unethical' behaviour in the early stages of the bidding process. It however comes across as a major embaressement to England and shortly after certain reports had suggested that England had even made use of spies to pry on rival bids. Also read: England's cold war hangover?

Triesman, the former chairman of England's bid for the 2018 World Cup, even went to the extent of accusing Concacaf president Jack Warner and said that he had demanded 2.5 million pounds. Warner in his defense has rejected the accusitions. Also read: 6 FIFA members accused of wrongdoings

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