As FIFA prepares for the next round of the tournament, the 2018 World Cup has been described as “one of the biggest scoops in sport’s history.”
The scandal erupted after a host of senior FIFA officials were implicated in the bribes scandal, which saw former FIFA vice president Jack Warner resign in January 2018 after a US Senate committee found evidence of $150 million in bribes being paid to officials in Switzerland and the Cayman Islands.
The scandal has been linked to FIFA’s vice president, Sepp Blatter, who has denied any wrongdoing and has insisted he was innocent of any wrongdoing.
Former FIFA vice-president Jack Warner, left, is facing a US federal bribery investigation.
Warner, who was the country’s vice-chairman until he resigned in January, has denied wrongdoing and said he was “a victim of the very worst of corruption.”
In the months after the scandal broke, FIFA changed its policy on bribery and other forms of corruption to make it more difficult for countries to pay off their football officials.
The 2018 World Cups will take place from October to December 2018.