Allegations of bribery have been made over the decision to award World Cup 2022 to Qatar.
The Sunday Times has reported this morning that they have been given extensive evidence that shows Mohamed Bin Hammam made payments totalling €3.6m to ensure support for Qatar’s bid to host the tournament.
Bin Hammam is alleged to have paid FIFA delegates in Africa for their backing for Qatar’s campaign.
Qatar deny the allegations and any claims of wrongdoing, insisting that Bin Hammam had no role in their 2022 World Cup bid.
The country was in December 2010 awarded the right to host the tournament, winning out over proposals from the United States, South Korea, Japan and Australia despite concerns over the heat in Qatar during the usual timeframe of the World Cup.