Sunday June 8 2014
Maradona blasts FIFA ‘corruption’

Diego Maradona has hit out at Qatar’s successful 2022 World Cup bid, accusing FIFA of being corrupt.

The Napoli icon has also called for football to rediscover its roots, following the controversies that have surrounded the Middle East nation being awarded the tournament.

“There is a lot of corruption within FIFA,” Maradona said during an interview with newspaper Al-Ittihad.

“You have to hold those responsible to account for the World Cup 2022 situation, awarded to Qatar.

“Football needs to rediscover its roots and move away from these scandals.”