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  1. Ex FIFA whistleblower Chuck Blazer admits to taking bribe for World Cup votes

Ex FIFA whistleblower Chuck Blazer admits to taking bribe for World Cup votes

Ex FIFA official Chuck Blazer has admitted that he and others who were on the executive committee, had agreed to accept bribes for choosing South Africa as the host of the 2010 World Cup.

By: | Published: June 4, 2015 4:38 PM

Ex FIFA official Chuck Blazer has admitted that he and others who were on the executive committee, had agreed to accept bribes for choosing South Africa as the host of the 2010 World Cup.

He also accepted that he arranged for bribes to be paid for the 1998 event as well, the BBC reports.

Blazer admitted that he had taken bribes from bidders seeking to host the 1998 and 2010 World Cups.

He has also pleaded guilty to 10 charges in a newly released transcript from a 2013 US hearing.

Earlier, the US prosecutors indicted 14 people on charges of bribery, racketeering and money laundering. Four others have been charged, including Blazer.

The fallout from the US investigation into FIFA has led to an unparalleled crisis for the governance of world football, forcing Sepp Blatter to resign as FIFA president on Tuesday, after being re-elected at the FIFA Congress.

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