Japanese electronics giant Sony have called for FIFA to investigate allegations regarding corruption into Qatar’s successful World Cup 2022 bid.
It has been revealed in Sunday’s Observer that the Asian technology firm, who are one of the World Cup’s main sponsors, has asked for an investigation to take place following the Sunday Times’ allegation that President of the Qatari Football Federation Mohammed bin Hamman bribed other officials for votes.
The paper led with the alleged corruption in last weekend’s paper, and have gone into further detail this Sunday, insisting that Bin Hamman was the puppet-master in the country winning the right to host the tournament by a landslide in 2010.
The Qatar World Cup organising committee deny all accusations of wrong-doing and insist Bin Hammam had no position in the bid team.
“As a FIFA partner, we expect these allegations to be investigated appropriately,” Sony said.
“We continue to expect FIFA to adhere to its principles of integrity ethics and fair play across all aspects of its operations.”
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