– “Do not consider all people are the same. We must await the results of the investigations,” said the ‘Kaiser’, today told the popular daily Bild.
The honorary president of Bayern Munich and a member of FIFA’s executive committee, was responding to the question of how corrupt the organization is, following the suspension of two members who were surprised by a hidden camera when they asked for money in exchange for votes at the election to determine the next world cup location.
The sanctioned, Reynald Temarii and Amos Adamu, were caught by reporters of The Sunday Times as they asked for money in exchange for their vote in the election of the venues for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, who are scheduled to be made public on Dec. 2.
This investigation is added to the one being done against the joint bid by Spain and Portugal for the 2018 tournament, due to an alleged agreement reached with Qatar, a candidate to organize the World 2022.
The fact that both locations are to be chosen on the same date, December 2, has added fuel to the fire, but so far, Joseph Blatter, FIFA president, has refused to delay the 2022 Football World Cup decision.
“We will not alter the process,” said Blatter, which according to “Bild” could mean that two suspended FIFA members may be entitled to vote.
The contenders to host the 2018 World Cup are Spain/Portugal, Belgium/Netherlands, Russia and England, while those opting for the 2022 World Cup are: Qatar, United States, Australia and South Korea/Japan.