Fifa is investigating claims that two of its officials attempted to solicit bribes from lobbyists, ahead of the World Cup hosts announcement for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups. Reporters from the UK Sunday Times allegedly posed as lobbyists from an American consortium, and managed to catch Fifa executive committee member Amos Adamu on camera, asking for a $800,000 bribe for a "personal project". Oceana Football Confederation president Reynald Temarii was also implicated. Fifa President Sepp Blatter sent an open letter to all 24 executive committee members, promising a full investigation into the matter. The hosts for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups will be announced on 2 December in Zurich. Read more: Reuters, BBC Sport
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