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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