According to a report in The Guardian, FIFA has widened its investigation into bribery allegations against two members of its executive committee. FIFA has revealed that they could suspend one or more bidding nations for their involvement in the matter.
A report earlier this week claimed that Nigeria's Amos Adamu and Oceania representative Reynald Temarii had offered to sell their votes.
FIFA has therefore asked Claudio Sulser, chairman of its Ethics Committee, to "act without delay to take all possible steps, including the possibility of provisional measures" against the pair and FIFA officials who are also implicated. The Ethics Committee will meet on Wednesday to discuss the situation of Adamu and Temarii.
Meanwhile, world football's governing body has now widened its investigation into persistent rumours of vote trading between bidders for 2018 and 2022.
"FIFA also confirms that the alleged agreements between member associations would also be a clear violation of the bid registration document and the code of ethics. Therefore, an investigation has also been opened into the member associations in question, as well as their bid committees," a FIFA statement reads.