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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Fifa: 'Crux' whether there is link to Qatar bid committee

Fifa's vice president has told ITV News the "whole crux of the matter" is whether any of the payments allegedly made by Mohamed Bin Hammam "have a connection to Qatar's bid committee."

Football's world governing body faces fresh allegations over its decision to award the 2022 World Cup to Qatar.

Fifa vice president Jim Boyce. Credit: Leon Neal/PA Wire

Jim Boyce said: "Any evidence should be handed over to Michael Garcia and I await his report with great interest.

"He should be given full and complete control over his investigation. I'm not going to pre-judge his report."

Mr Boyce said he has "confidence" in Fifa's integrity, adding, "I have seen major reforms that have taken place since I started three years ago."

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