The former head of the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) said he got “absolutely nothing” in return for his vote to award Qatar the rights to host the 2022 World Cup and described suggestions he was involved in impropriety as “preposterous.”
“I got nothing, absolutely nothing,” Ricardo Teixeira said in response to allegations published in a Brazilian newspaper on Tuesday that he had received a gold watch from a Qatari emir in return for his vote.
“The Emir didn’t give me a watch, he didn’t give me an ice lolly, he didn’t give me anything,” Teixeira said in an interview posted on Brazilian web site Terra on Wednesday. “This Qatar business is totally preposterous.”
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