The former head of FIFA Sepp, Betterphoto: Christian Hartmann / Reuters
The government of Qatar signed contracts with FIFA for the total amount of 880 million dollars, which may be a bribe for the right to host the 2022 world Cup in the country. About it reports The Times, citing at the disposal of edition of the documents.
According to the newspaper, the television “al Jazeera” has signed with FIFA contract for $ 400 million in just three weeks until the selection of the host country of the 2022 world Cup. It included the right to show football matches in the middle East and North Africa for eight years from 2015 and bonus for the football organization in the amount of $ 100 million in case of victory of Qatar.
A contract for another $ 480 million was awarded through three years between FIFA and the subsidiary “al-Jazeera” beIN. At the same time a Commission headed by Michael Garcia investigated the corruption in the organization. Garcia was required to publish the full version of the trade report, but FIFA has refused to do it. Football organization at the moment has not commented on the situation.
Broadcaster “al Jazeera” is owned by the Sheikh of Qatar Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani.
In respect of the application of Qatar to host the tournament have been allegations of corruption. FIFA conducted the investigation for two years, but eventually the charges were dropped.
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