13 May 2011

FA to conduct independent inquiry into alleged seeking of favours

12:12 pm on 13 May 2011

The English Football Association will hold an independent review into claims from former FA chairman David Triesman that four FIFA executive committee members sought favours to vote for England's 2018 World Cup campaign.

James Dingemans QC will examine the evidence and speak to Triesman, who made the allegations under Parliamentary privilege at the House of Commons earlier this week, during an inquiry into the reasons for the bid's failure.

Dingemans has until May 27th to report, when his findings will be made public.

The world governing body FIFA has since contacted the FA to ask for all possible evidence which it said should be with them four days before its Congress begins in Zurich on May 31.