Fifa tightens rules for World Cup bidders

By Andy Rice 16 July 2010

Fifa has announced that those countries bidding for the World Cup will have to abide by stricter rules regarding their dealings with the 24 members of the executive committee who will choose the host country. Now bidding countries will have to record all contact with the committee members. Fifa issued a gentle directive that countries are not allowed to "offer benefits for specific behaviour" in an attempt to influence votes. Could it possibly be that Fifa President Sepp Blatters wants to ensure all bribery and corruption is chanelled through head office? Read more: Sport24