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Ex-official says FIFA traded TV rights for support

Ex-official says FIFA traded TV rights for support

Former FIFA vice president Jack Warner says he was awarded World Cup television rights for as little as $1 in return for helping Sepp Blatter in elections for the presidency of world football's ruling body.
Warner says in a statement Thursday that FIFA gave him the 1998 World Cup rights in Trinidad & Tobago for $1 after helping Blatter win a "brutal" campaign to become FIFA president.
Warner claims he was sold the rights for the 2002 and 2006 World Cups after helping Blatter get re-elected in 2002, and also bought rights for the 2010 and 2014 tournaments.
Warner resigned from FIFA in June to avoid investigation of his role in arranging payments for Caribbean voters during Mohamed bin Hammam's election challenge to Blatter.


Updated : 2021-03-08 03:35 GMT+08:00