FIFA To Strip Qatar & Russia Of World Cups If Found Guilty Of Bribery

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The 2018 and 2022 FIFA World Cups will have different hosts if Russia & Qatar are found guilty of bribery.

The entirety of the world football governing body is being investigated for corruption, including its procedure of awarding World Cup hosting rights.

The independent chairman of FIFA’s audit and compliance committee, Domenico Scala, has revealed that if indeed Russia and Qatar bribed to get their World Cup hosting rights, it would be withdrawn from them.

“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 said in an interview published on Sunday. “This evidence has not yet been brought forth.”

Scala also talked about the idea of introducing a maximum number of terms for the FIFA presidency.

“If a FIFA president does two or three cycles that is enough,” Scala said.



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