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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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Fifa facing '$5m corruption claim' over Qatar World Cup

Fifa, the world football governing body, is facing fresh allegations over its decision to award the 2022 World Cup to Qatar.

An investigation by The Sunday Times (£) uncovered a cache of millions of files raising further questions about the successful bid.

Mohamed Bin Hammam Credit: Joe Giddens/EMPICS Sport

Qatar 2022 and disgraced Qatari football official Mohamed Bin Hammam have always strenuously denied the former Fifa vice-president actively lobbied on their behalf in the run-up to the vote in December 2010.

However, according to the newspaper, the Qatari vice-president of Fifa used secret slush funds to make dozens of payments totalling more than $5 million (£2.9 million) to senior football officials to create a groundswell of support for Qatar’s plan to take world football by storm.

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