• Witness says soccer official was bribed for World Cup vote

    2 days ago - By Boston Herald

    NEW YORK - A key witness at a U.S. criminal trial has testified that a powerful soccer official took bribes to vote for Qatar to host the World Cup in 2022. Former marketing executive Alejandro Burzaco testified on Tuesday that Julio Grondona, of Argentina, demanded $1 million to help cover what he was owed for his 2010 vote that helped Qatar land the tournament.
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  • Witness says soccer official was bribed for World Cup vote

    2 days ago - By National Post

    NEW YORK - A powerful soccer official from Argentina demanded bribes to vote for Qatar to host the World Cup in 2022, at one point telling Qatari officials to turn over $80 million, a witness at a U.S. trial testified.
    Former Argentine marketing executive Alejandro Burzaco told the jury on Tuesday that the official, Julio Grondona, claimed in several conversations that he was owed millions of dollars for his 2010 vote as a member of FIFA's executive committee that helped Qatar land the soccer's most prestigious tournament.
    The account in federal court in Brooklyn appeared to back up...
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  • Witness says soccer official was bribed for World Cup vote

    2 days ago - By News OK

    NEW YORK - A key witness at a U.S. criminal trial has testified that a powerful soccer official took bribes to vote for Qatar to host the World Cup in 2022.
    Former marketing executive Alejandro Burzaco testified on Tuesday that Julio Grondona, of Argentina, demanded $1 million to help cover what he was owed for his 2010 vote that helped Qatar land the tournament.
    Burzaco also described an angry behind-the-scenes confrontation between Grondona and Qatari soccer officials at a 2011 meeting of FIFA , soccer's governing body.
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  • Witness says soccer official was bribed for World Cup vote

    2 days ago - By The Seattle Times

    NEW YORK - A key witness at a U.S. criminal trial has testified that a powerful soccer official took bribes to vote for Qatar to host the World Cup in 2022. Former marketing executive Alejandro Burzaco testified on Tuesday that Julio Grondona, of Argentina, demanded $1 million to help cover what he was owed...
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