The corruption and the scandal have been plastered across the front pages of every newspaper and website for the past week but do we know so far about illegal payments that have taken place. 

  • Chuck Glazer, a former FIFA executive committee member has already plead guilty to charges of racketeering, wire fraud and tax evasion. Transcripts of his testimony recently revealed that he and FIFA officials took payments for the 1998 France World Cup and the 2010 South Africa World Cup.
  • Switzerland is currently investigating the governing body regarding potential corruption in the bids for the upcoming 2018 World Cup in Russia and the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
  • Jack Warner, former FIFA vice-president and one of those indicted when the original arrests were made on May 27, said he feared for his life but would release an ‘avalanche’ of evidence regarding financial irregularities with the organisation.
  • Probes have been launched into bribes paid for the World Cup in 2010, and the Brazilian World Cup of 2014. Those at the centre of this include FIFA secretary general and Blatter’s right hand man, Jerome Valcke.
  • The latest revelation has come from the chief of the Irish #Football Association, John Delaney, who claims FIFA organised for a payment of $5 million in compensation for the elimination of the Republic of Ireland from the 2010 World Cup. The Irish lost the playoff match against France after a Thierry Henry hand ball helped set up the winning goal for the Les Blues.

Every day, there appears to be a fresh scandal for FIFA to deal with, it remains to be seen whether further information will be released in the coming days.

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But for the moment, the evidence already on the table is overwhelming.