FIFA’s corruption crisis has deepened after a dramatic announcement that vice-president Jack Warner and presidential candidate Mohamed Bin Hammam have been charged with offering bribes for votes.
The pair will face FIFA’s ethics committee on Sunday and face long bans if the allegations - made by fellow executive committee member Chuck Blazer - are proved.
It puts huge question marks over next Wednesday’s FIFA presidential election between Bin Hammam and Sepp Blatter going ahead.
American Blazer, secretary of the CONCACAF federation of which Warner is president, has alleged violations of FIFA’s ethics code occurred during a meeting organised by Bin Hammam and Warner in the Bahamas two weeks ago.
FIFA are also looking into Lord Triesman’s allegations about four FIFA members during the World Cup bids.