FIFA may take World Cup away from Russia, Qata
Russia and Qatar could be stripped of the right to host the World Cup in 2018 if allegations of corruption in their bids were proved, according to FIFA’s Audit and Compliance Committee chairman, Domenico Scala.
Both bids are currently under investigation from Swiss authorities, with the FBI also reportedly paying close attention as world football’s governing body continues to be wracked by controversy.
And Scala has warned that the tournaments could well be relocated should those investigations uncover any wrongdoings.
“If evidence should emerge that the awards to Qatar and Russia only came about thanks to bought votes, then the awards could be invalidated,” Scala told SonntagsZeitung.
“This evidence has not yet been brought forth.”
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