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FIFA ban, fine ex-co members over corruption charges

November 18, 2010 17:27 IST

FIFA executive committee members Amos Adamu and Reynald Temarii were banned from all soccer activities and fined on Thursday after an investigation into allegations that they had offered to sell their votes ahead of the decision for World Cup 2018 and 2022 hosting rights.

However, a further claim from the British newspaper The Sunday Times that some bidding countries were guilty of collusion before the December 2 vote in Zurich was dismissed by the sport's governing body.

Nigerian Adamu was banned for three years and Temarii of Tahiti one by FIFA.

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