11 May 2011

Blatter vows to investigate but only if more evidence uconvered

8:22 am on 11 May 2011

The last thing Sepp Blatter needed three weeks before standing for re-election as the president of FIFA was a fresh volley of accusations concerning corruption among members of football's world governing body executive committee.

But that is exactly what he got from ex-English FA chairman Lord David Triesman, who speaking to a British parliamentary inquiry into the country's failure last year to secure the right to host the 2018 World Cup finals, gave the names, dates and places of conversations he had with four executive committee members who, he claims, wanted a bribe in return for their vote for England.

With the FIFA presidential elections looming Blatter says he can't be held responsible for the conduct of individual members, but he's vowing to investigate the allegations, if convincing evidence is unearthed.