Fifa tries to move on amid bribery scandal

2011-05-30 09:06

Fifa is trying to resume normal business after an extraordinary day in its 107-year history that saw two senior executives suspended in a bribery scandal.

Mohamed bin Hammam and Jack Warner are barred from all Fifa business pending a full inquiry into allegations Caribbean football leaders were paid $40 000 (R276 600) each to back the Qatari’s now-abandoned presidential bid.

Fifa president Sepp Blatter is the only candidate in Wednesday’s poll after yesterday’s ethics hearing cleared him of ignoring the bribery plan.

Warner’s 35-nation North, Central American and Caribbean regional body met this morning to plan a future without its veteran president.Whistle-blowers and suspected bribe-takers gathered together as Fifa seeks more evidence.

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