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FIFA scandal: Blatter’s deputy ‘paid £6.5m in bribes to FIX South Africa’s World Cup bid’

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THE DEPUTY of Fifa president Sepp Blatter allegedly paid £6.5 million in bribes to a football official who was arrested last week.

Jerome Valcke reportedly made the payments in 2008

Jerome Valcke reportedly made the payments in 2008

Jerome Valcke, the secretary general of Fifa, reportedly ordered the money to be wired into accounts controlled by former vice-president Jack Warner.

Open letter to AB – Pat Symcox

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Dear AB,

I trust this letter finds you recovering from what must have been an extremely emotional time in your life. I know I write on behalf of many thousands of people around the world who watched the semi-final against New Zealand, and who share a small part of your pain.