Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Russia and Qatar could lose the awards to host the 2018 and 2022 World Cups

Russia and Qatar are facing the uncertainty of being host of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups respectively. If the evidence of bribery is found in investigation then both countries will lose the opportunity to host the World Cup. However, both countries have denied wrongdoings in their bidding process.
Scala, head of Fifa’s audit and compliance committee, said that he had not seen evidence of corruption about announcing the hosts’ name. It should be known to all that seven Fifa officials were arrested at a Zurich hotel because of corruption.
The US prosecutors accused them of taking bribes which estimated at more than $150m (£100m) over a 24-year period.

Sepp Blatter, who was re-elected as the Fifa president at the Zurich meeting, said he would resign amid the corruption allegations overwhelming the organization.