PtG Article 18.03.2014

Qatar 2022 bid hit by new revelations

1.2 million pounds has reportedly been transferred from a Qatari company to then FIFA ex-co member Jack Warner shortly after Qatar won the hosting rights for the FIFA World Cup 2022, writes UK newspaper the Daily Telegraph.

In a story that casts a new shadow over the World Cup 2022 bidding process, the Daily Telegraph claims to have found documentation that Jack Warner, former CONCACAF president and member of the FIFA executive committee has received payments worth 1.2 million pounds from a Qatari company owned by then AFC president and fellow FIFA ex-co member Mohammed bin Hammam.

The money has allegedly been transferred to Warner in December 2010, shortly after Qatar won the bid to host the 2022 world cup.

“A note from one of Mr Warner’s companies, Jamad, to Mr Bin Hammam’s firm, Kemco, requested $1.2 million in payment for work carried out between 2005 and 2010. The document is dated December 15, 2010, two weeks after Qatar won the right to host the tournament, and states that the money is “payable to Jack Warner,”” writes the Daily Telegraph.

Qatar’s win in 2010 has long been surrounded by allegations of bribery and foul play, and FIFA is currently conducting an internal investigation into possible irregularities during the bidding process.

Read the Daily Telegraph report