Emails claiming to show how to improve Russia’s bid to host the FIFA World Cup by bribing world football’s decision-makers have leaked, the investigative news website The Insider has reported.
Russia won hosting rights for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in a 2010 vote, beating out fellow contenders England, Spain-Portugal and Belgium-Netherlands. Former FIFA boss Sepp Blatter blamed the bidding process for the Russia 2018 and Qatar 2022 World Cups for sparking the high-profile corruption case that took down Blatter and other senior football officials in 2015.
Emailed “dossiers” of senior FIFA officials including legends Franz Beckenbauer and Michel Platini contained instructions on how to bribe them, according to screenshots of the documents published by The Insider on Tuesday.
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