FIFA bribe allegations raise more questions over Qatar World Cup

7 April 2020, 9:14 PM
The 2022 World Cup in Qatar has become the focus of fresh FIFA corruption allegations after the release of a new US Department of Justice indictment which says bribes were paid to football officials to secure their votes for hosting rights.
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