Major sponsors 'urge Fifa to investigate Qatar 2022 bid'

World Cup sponsor Visa said it expected Fifa "to take appropriate actions" after claims of wrongdoing in the 2022 bidding process, which saw Qatar awarded football's premier tournament. Sony and Adidas have also voiced their concerns.

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Fifa: Partners have '100% confidence' in investigation

Fifa have stated that its commercial partners have "100 percent confidence" in an ongoing investigation into the 2022 Qatar bidding process.

Fifa marketing director Thierry Weil issued a statement saying:

We are in constant contact with our Commercial Affiliates including Adidas, Sony and Visa and they have 100 percent confidence in the investigation currently being conducted by FIFA's independent Ethics Committee.

Our sponsors have not requested anything, that is not covered by the on-going investigation by the Ethics Committee.

– Fifa marketing director Thierry Weil

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