11 May 2011

International Wire Story.

6:40 pm on 11 May 2011

The FIFA president Sepp Blatter says they'll react immediately against all those in breach of the ethics code rules after football's world governing body was rocked by more claims of corruption.

Testifying before a parliamentary select committee, the former English Football Association chairman Lord David Triesman accused four FIFA executive committee members of asking for favours in return for their votes for England's failed 2018 World Cup bid.

Triesman also accused two members of being paid almost two million dollars to vote for Qatar's successful 2022 World Cup bid.

Blatter says his number one priority is ridding the FIFA of corruption while the general secretary Jerome Valke says he doubts the credibility of Lord Triesman's accusations.

One of the FIFA members accused of corruption, the head of the North and Central American federation CONCACAF Jack Warner, has dismissed Triesman's claims as a piece of nonsense, saying the Englishmen no doubt feels he can revive his dying political career by making the allegations.