World Cup bidding process

FIFA investigates Australia bid team

June 30, 2010
By Soccernet staff
FIFA is investigating allegations that Australia's 2022 World Cup bid team broke rules regarding the giving of gifts to the executive committee.

The Sydney Morning Herald has reported that Football Federation Australia's bid team offered pearl cufflinks to members of the committee and necklaces to their wives. It is also alleged that the bid team financed a trip to Cyprus for a Trinidad and Tobago Under-20 team.

"FIFA can confirm that it is looking into this matter," a statement ...

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