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Pressure mounts on Fifa over Qatar 2022 World Cup

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has described the allegations surrounding the Qatar World Cup as "shocking" and if proven must provoke a re-run of the bid process.

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Fresh allegations over Fifa's Qatar World Cup decision

Fifa faces fresh allegations over its decision to award the 2022 World Cup to Qatar, after The Sunday Times (£) reported the Qatari vice-president of Fifa secured key members of Fifa's 24-man ruling committee through secret slush funds.

  • The newspaper alleges that it has documents which prove Mohamed Bin Hammam paid €305,000 (£250,000) to cover the legal expenses of another former Fifa executive committee member from Oceania, Reynald Temarii.
  • It was reported that Bin Hammam used 10 slush funds controlled by his private company, together with cash handouts, to make dozens of payments of up to $200,000 (£120,000) into accounts controlled by the presidents of 30 African football associations.

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