FBI inquiry extends to awards of 2018 and 2022 World Cups

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Official says FBI probe includes scrutiny of 2018 and 2022 World Cup host awards.

 

The FBI’s investigation of soccer governing body FIFA includes scrutiny of how the organization awarded the 2018 World Cup to Russia and the 2022 competition to Qatar, a US law enforcement official said.

The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told Reuters that the review of the awards to host the tournament would be part of a probe that is looking beyond the allegations in an indictment announced a week ago of officials of world soccer’s governing body.

Swiss prosecutors said then that they were investigating the 2018 and 2022 bids.

Reuters

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