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World Cup Presiders Face Graft and Corruption Charges

The integrity of FIFA and the World Cup is at stake as FBI investigation into corruption had led to a raid in Zurich that led to the arrest of seven of the 14 FIFA officials which the US Department of Justice charged with fraud, corruption and graft.

The fourteen officials are current and former FIFA executives. Their charges could amount up to 20 years imprisonment.

A parallel investigation into the matter looks into the controversial bidding race for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, which were awarded to Russia and Qatar in December 2010.

Meanwhile, the Clinton family is tied with the FIFA disaster as Bill Clinton’s Clinton Foundation is a big donor to the development of 2022 Qatar FIFA and the 14 executives involved in corruption charges.

Qatar had appointed the Clinton Foundation to provide information about the research and development for sustainable infrastructure for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Qatar would also use information about food security and provisions to water-stressed regions through the Clinton Foundation.

News sourceshad reported that Qatar had 900 deaths in the last few years it is developing the infrastructure for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. It had also pondered on the possibility of forced labour and unsanitary and unsafe working conditions for employees.

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