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SA paid $10m for 2010 SWC - FIFA

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2010 SWC
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Zurich - FIFA on Wednesday demanded tens of millions of dollars in damages from the "sordid" officials now facing charges in the United States over mass bribery scandals that have rocked world football.

In a wide-ranging admission to US authorities on the scope of soccer corruption, football's governing body openly accused South Africa of paying a $10 million bribe to secure votes for the 2010 World Cup.

FIFA also highlighted how one of the main accused, former FIFA vice-president Jeffrey Webb, has allegedly been leading a champagne lifestyle despite agreeing to hand over millions of dollars as part of a plea deal with US authorities.

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