Tuesday 7 April 2020
The Supreme Committee for Qatar Projects and Heritage, which is responsible for organizing the 2022 FIFA World Cup, has categorically denied all allegations in the judicial files published by the US prosecution yesterday, Monday, and that “came within the framework of a separate and lengthy issue whose content was not the process of submitting candidacy files to host The 2018 and 2022 World Cups.
The committee stated in an official statement on its account on the social networking site “Twitter”: “Despite the continued filing of accusations against the file of the State of Qatar over the past years, no evidence has yet been presented to prove the integrity of this file to host the FIFA World Cup 2022, or if it does not comply with all strict FIFA regulations and laws for bidding to host the tournament. ”
The statement added: “In turn, the committee confirms that it has complied strictly with all laws, regulations and special regulations related to the process of submitting files for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, and will deal with any allegations not based on evidence with the highest level of rigor and firmness.”
Prosecutors in the United States have accused former executives of the International Football Federation (FIFA) of obtaining bribes, during the process of submitting application files to host the two World Cup 2018, which was held in Russia, and the 2022 World Cup hosted by Qatar.
Several former football officials had faced charges in the United States within the corruption scandal in FIFA, in early 2015, and Russia and Qatar denied any wrongdoing in the process of obtaining the right to host the World Cup in 2010.
The US Department of Justice stated that the late Nicholas Liuz, former president of the South American Football Association (Conmipaul) and Ricardo Teixeira, former president of the Brazilian Confederation, “received bribes in exchange for a vote in favor of giving Qatar the right to host the 2022 World Cup.”