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Two more World Cup sponsors demand FIFA deals with corruption allegations

Tuesday, June 10th 2014 - 08:48 UTC
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Two World Cup sponsors, Coca Cola and Budweiser launched activation events in Brazil on Monday and joined Adidas, Sony and Visa in demanding FIFA deal effectively with the corruption allegations swirling around Qatar’s World Cup bid. Read full article


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  • Redrow

    In blaming the corruption allegations on “racism”, is Blatter not effectively tarring most of his FIFA sponsors with the same brush? As they have nearly all expressed concern are they all racist too or in FIFA-think have they merely been duped by racists? I'm not sure the sponsors will be too happy either way.

    Jun 10th, 2014 - 09:40 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • reality check

    Love it, whenever they want to avoid, divert, dilute, suppress, obfuscate anything from the truth, they drag out the R word.

    They could give lessons to the Rg's.

    Makes you wonder what else is corrupt with this lot!

    Jun 10th, 2014 - 09:56 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • La Patria

    Racism is a desperate excuse from a desperate man. He knows it's all going to come out and is clutching at straws to prevent his reputation from being permanently shredded, just like Havelange's.
    Blatter, FIFA cronies, Boudou, other CFK cronies........could be a good year for the anti-corruption brigade.

    Jun 10th, 2014 - 10:47 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    Blatter = president of FIFA for 16 years. Corruption, anybody?

    Jun 10th, 2014 - 11:37 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Be serious

    His accusation of racism indicates he wants to use a very serious problem to obstruct investigation into widespread corruption and fraud.
    The EU is based on FIFA.
    Brazil should place him under arrest.

    Jun 10th, 2014 - 11:37 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • reality check

    Apparently the investigation into the allegations have been completed, the results will not be released until September.

    I can understand they would wait for this tournament to be well and trully over first but if there is no case to answer, what's the delay!

    Jun 10th, 2014 - 12:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Condorito

    Congratulations to the English press for their tenacious pursuit of corrupt FIFA practice.

    Jun 10th, 2014 - 12:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Ira Curtis

    FIFA and Racism, CFK and the Falklands, UN and Israel, Maduro and a thousand excuses, A common denominator? Blame someone to hide your own corruption...

    Jun 10th, 2014 - 12:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CaptainSilver

    ....or, we could be like Argentinian polictricians and footballers and wear corruption and cheating as a badge of honour !

    Jun 10th, 2014 - 03:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    He will no Nothing,
    he thinks he is above the law.

    Jun 10th, 2014 - 06:55 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    Can't be as corrupt as the Venezuelan State-owned Petroleum Industry that itselfs admits to losing US$25 Billion, not through loss in value but ACTUAL CASH! That is what they admit to... just imagine the real number!!!
    But Mercopress like the topical football themes.

    Jun 11th, 2014 - 10:39 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    If the sponsors really want the bribery charges investigated, all they've got to do is threaten Blatter with the termination of their respective sponsorships money, no funny......simple.

    Jun 12th, 2014 - 06:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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