FIFA Scandal Reports suggest South Africa paid bribe to host 2010 World Cup

Executives of the confederation accepted bribes to help secure the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, the US Attorney General Loretta Lynch has said.

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Fikile Mbalula (South Africa's Minister of Sport and Recreation)  play

Fikile Mbalula (South Africa's Minister of Sport and Recreation) 

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Following the arrest of FIFA officials in the early hours of today (27.05.15), investigation seem to suggest that officials from football's world governing body FIFA took bribes totalling hundreds of millions of dollars over more than 20 years to allocate tournaments and rig elections.

One of such fingered countries is South Africa, who hosted the 2010 World Cup event.  Executives of the confederation accepted bribes to help secure the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, the US Attorney General Loretta Lynch has said.

South Africa's sports ministry is expected to issue a statement on the issue following the allegations.

The Fifa executives indicted include Rafael Esquivel, Nicolas Leoz, Jeffrey Webb, Jack Warner, Eduardo Li, Eugenio Figueredo and Jose Maria Marin.

Whereas current FIFA president is not among the accused, the association seems eager to go ahead with it's planned elections on Friday.

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