FIFA in turmoil: Blatter discussed $10m “bribe” with South African president

2007 email implicates former FIFA president Sepp Blatter in corruption scandal

An email in which Sepp Blatter appears to personally discuss the payment of the $10m “bribe” at the centre of the FIFA corruption scandal has prompted the footballing body to admit that Blatter did know about the payment.

According to the Telegraph, which has seen the email in question, FIFA said the email evidence indicates that Blatter had “information” about the payment, but not “involvement” with it.

The explosive email comes amid uncertainty over Russia’s World Cup bid. According to one senior official, the country may lose its right to host the event if clear evidence of bribery is discovered.

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