FIFA open proceedings against pair

FIFA open proceedings against pair

FIFA tonight announced they have opened disciplinary proceedings against two senior members alleged to have asked for cash in return for World Cup votes.

Nigeria’s Amos Adamu and Tahiti’s Reynald Temarii, both members of FIFA’s executive committee who will vote on the 2018 and 2022 hosts, will be dealt with by the world governing body’s ethics committee to see if they have violated FIFA’s code of ethics.

A separate investigation has also been opened into whether some bidding countries for 2018 and or 2022 breached bidding rules.

FIFA said in a statement: ``FIFA has opened proceedings against two current members of the FIFA executive committee to ascertain whether they have violated the FIFA code of ethics, and has asked the chairman of the ethics committee to act without delay to take all possible steps, including the possibility of provisional measures, should the relevant conditions be met.

“Investigations are also ongoing in relation to other FIFA officials who may have been involved in the issue in question.

“FIFA also confirms that the alleged agreements between member associations would also be a clear violation of the bid registration document and the code of ethics.

“Therefore, an investigation has also been opened into the member associations in question as well as their bid committees.

“FIFA has again asked the chairman of the ethics committee to act without delay to take all possible steps, including the possibility of provisional measures, should the relevant conditions be met.”

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