FIFA voter Ricardo Teixeira’s secret account held Qatari cash

A police investigation in Brazil found evidence of payments made by Qatari construction companies into the secret bank account of a key FIFA voter.

The payments were allegedly made to Ricardo Teixeira, the disgraced former head of Brazilian football who was one of the 14 FIFA executive committee members who voted for Qatar to host the 2022 World Cup.

At the same time, Swiss police have raided the offices of a company in Zurich as part of a wider inquiry into allegations about a friendly football match that was financed by a Qatari construction firm with close links to the emir.

While the payments were not from the official Qatar 2022 bid, they raise questions about whether the companies were seeking favour from their country’s royal family by influencing voters.
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Source News: Qatar Living