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FIFA declines allegations of corruption for 2022 world cup selection

British paper "Sunday Times" questions FIFA

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ZURICH (AP) - FIFA has declined comment on a British newspaper report that questions the integrity of choosing Qatar as 2022 World Cup host.

The Sunday Times says a "senior FIFA insider" was its source for "hundreds of millions of emails, accounts and other documents" detailing payments Qatari official Mohamed bin Hammam gave football officials allegedly to build support for the bid.

The newspaper says it shared evidence with FIFA ethics prosecutor Michael Garcia who is investigating the 2018-2022 World Cup bidding contests.

FIFA did not comment, instead suggesting "please kindly contact the office" of Garcia's law firm in New York City.

The law firm, Kirkland and Ellis, did not respond immediately to requests for comment, or to confirm that Garcia will meet Qatar bid officials on Monday in Oman.


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