Lineker finds corruption allegations around FIFA 'nauseating'
English footballer-turned TV personality Gary Lineker has said that corruption allegations around FIFA are nauseating and has also slammed the role of the football governing body's president Sepp Blatter.
FIFA is currently investigating claims of wrongdoings relating to the decision to award Qatar the 2022 World Cup.
Lineker said that it makes one feel sick, the whole FIFA thing. The corruption at the top level is nauseating, he added, The BBC reported.
Lineker also said that Blatter has run the governing body like a dictatorship for so long and he comes out with so much nonsense.
The Qatar 2022 bid committee has denied any wrongdoing in the bidding process, despite finding itself at the centre of corruption allegations.
Match of the Day presenter Lineker is the second-highest goal scorer of all-time for England, having found the net 48 times in 80 caps.
The former Leicester, Barcelona and Tottenham striker was part of England's bid team ahead of the draw for the 2018 and 2022 tournaments in December 2010 and revealed that even before the announcement was made there was a sense of fighting a losing battle, the report added.
(Posted on 04-08-2014)
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