24.9 C
Sunday, February 28, 2021

FIFA: Whistleblower accusing Qatar of World Cup bribes made “unacceptable demands”


FIFA did not hear bribery allegations made by an ex-employee of Qatar’s World Cup bid because the worker asked for too much, the world’s soccer governing body said.

Bloomberg reports:

“Among others, the problems were that the whistleblower gave no warranty for the accuracy and correctness of the information he/she was providing, asked for the right to destroy the information at any time and that the information he/she provided not be made public,” FIFA said in an e-mailed response to Bloomberg News. The person also asked for “an unlimited witness protection program.”

On Monday, FIFA president Sepp Blatter said he would not call for an investigation into Qatar’s victory unless FIFA’s ethics body requests one.

Qatar has denied bribery allegations and denounced them as “distressing, insulting and incomprehensible.”

Read the full Bloomberg story here.

Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

Related Articles

- Advertisment -

Most Read

Student scammed for QR 6,000 while ordering pizza online

With scam attacks on the rise, it's essential to protect yourself from fraudsters.  A Qatar University student who ordered a pizza worth QR 31 was...

Subscribe to Doha News below!

To be updated with all the latest news, offers and special announcements.