Football: Qatar calls corruption reports deliberate attack
Published on Jun 15, 2014 6:22 AM
DOHA (AFP) - Qatar’s 2022 World Cup chiefs said Saturday that reports of corruption were a deliberate bid to undermine a FIFA inquiry into their bid.
A statement released by Qatar’s Supreme Committee for 2022 said the “leaks” were orchestrated, but did not say who by.
“The timing of the release of these allegations is no accident,” said the statement, highlighting that the reports coincided with meetings between Qatar officials and FIFA investigation chief Michael Garcia.
“It should be clear that these leaks are not an attempt to shine light on the 2018/2022 bidding process. They are, instead, a flagrant attempt to prejudice an ongoing independent investigation,” said the Qatar chiefs.
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