Fifa bans two executives after World Cup corruption probe

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Football’s world governing body, Fifa, has suspended two members of its executive committee following a probe into alleged vote-buying during bidding for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.


The president of Fifa’s ethics committee, Claudio Sulser, said Nigeria's Amos Adamu was banned for three years and Oceanian football chief Reynald Temarii banned for one year.

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Fifa has been trying to salvage the credibility of the selection process for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups after a British newspaper's claims that the men asked for money in exchange for votes.

They were both fined, while four other footballing officials were sanctioned.

The ethics committee's investigation also covered allegations of collusion between bidders, notably Qatar and Spain-Portugal.

Sulser said there was no evidence to back those allegations.

Fifa president Sepp Blatter has maintained a ballot by the remaining members of the executive committee to choose the hosts on 2 December.

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