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Further claims of Corruption in Qatar World Cup bid published in Germany

Claims of alleged corruption in Qatar’s successful 2022 World Cup bid have been published in the German media.

Bild newspaper says it has obtained the “suppressed” 2014 report authored by former Fifa independent ethics investigator Michael Garcia.

Bild’s report includes details of a $2m (£1.6m) sum allegedly paid to the 10-year-old daughter of a Fifa official.

Garcia quit in December 2014 in protest at the handling of his report into the bidding process.

The American lawyer cited a “lack of leadership” as he left football’s world governing body, whose executives unanimously agreed to publish a “legally appropriate version” of his report.

That 42-page version cleared Qatar of corruption allegations.

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