Russia: The right to host for the 2026 FIFA World Cup’s bidding is postponed due to the ongoing corruption investigations, an Official from FIFA governing body said today.
FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke said in a news conference that, it would be nonsense to carry on any bidding with corruption investigations going on in the FIFA. The decision on the hostage of the FIFA world cup has been due to be made in Kuala Lumpur in 2017.
The FBI are investigating in to the bribery and corruption at FIFA. The investigation includes how the governing body has allocated the hosting rights to Russia for 2018 and Qatar for 2022. Valcke has been in a visit to Samara of Russia, to check the work progress for the World cup to be hosted in 2018.
Vitaly Mutko, the sports minister of Russia said that, Moscow has nothing to fear about the investigations into their hostage rights. He said that the Russian government has done all the bidding process abiding by the rules, The Times of India reports.
Valcke, considered as one of the powerful men in the world sports said that he has no role in the FIFA corruptions. He said ” I am fiercely targeted by the media in this regard. I don’t know what makes you all ask me this question. I am signing contracts every day in FIFA as a secretary and because i sign it does not mean that am responsible for the way people are acting all around the world”.
“I don’t have to justify myself to anyone, may be except to my 80 years old father, who does not understand what is going on around me”, Mr. Valcke added.