Son of African Fifa delegate 'offered $1m by Qatar to host dinner ahead of vote to decide 2022 World Cup'

Daily Mail 19 November 2012
By Adam Shergold

FIFA faced another crisis today after allegations the winning bid team for the 2022 World Cup finals secretly offered $1million (£630,000) to the son of one of its executive committee members.

The successful Qatar bid team entered into talks with Samson Adamu, 26, the son of the executive committee (exco) member Amos Adamu for a sponsorship deal months before his father was due to vote on the bid, according to documents obtained by the Sunday Times.

It is believed that the cash was to be used to fund a lavish gala dinner just before the 2010 World Cup finals in South Africa, despite the event costing a fraction of the sum. (continue reading...)