In a bid to host FIFA’s 2018 and 2022 World Cups, three people have been accused of corruption, including two former executives of US-based media giant Fox. Fox Group’s Hernan Lopez and Carlos Martinez, along with Gerard Romi, who works for Spain’s media company Imagina, are accused of bribing.
According to the report, they are accused of bribing millions of dollars to officials of the South American Football Association (CONMBOL) and the North, Central America and Caribbean Football Association (CONCACAF).
They are alleged to have paid bribes in exchange for television rights contracts for regional competitions, Copa America and qualifying matches for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups. The case is part of a widespread corruption scandal of 2015, in which former FIFA president Sapp Blatter also had to step down.