Fifa write to FA requesting evidence of Lord Triesman corruption claims

Football's governing body general secretary Jerome Valcke has asked for a full report from FA chairman Dave Bernstein following accusations surrounding World Cup 2018 bidding
Fifa general secretary Jerome Valcke has sent a letter to FA chairman David Bernstein requesting a complete report on the statement Lord Triesman made yesterday regarding claims of corruption within the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bidding process.

They have also written to The Sunday Times asking for evidence with regards to statements made by MP John Whittingdale.

Former FA chairman Triesman spoke at length yesterday to the department of culture, media and sport committee about the alleged corruption and sale of votes that he claims occurred during the process.

He accused four Fifa delegate members of foul play, including governing body vice-president Jack Warner, who allegedly requested £2.5 million to be channelled through to him to build a football educartion academy in Trinidad.

Since then Warner has denied those accusations insisting he "laughed like hell" when he heard the comments.

The former FA chairman also claimed Paraguay’s Nicolas Leoz had asked for a knighthood in return for his vote and Brazilian Fifa representative Ricardo Teixeira and Thailand's Worawi Makudi were also involved in illegal practices.

Valcke has now written to the FA requesting a complete report of the statements made and any other documentary evidence.

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