Of the 22 people voted to award the 2018 and 2022 World Cups to Russia and Qatar, 15 of them are are now either banned from FIFA for life, suspended, imprisoned, or fighting extradition to the USA to face federal charges. Only one still actually works for FIFA
Fifa executive committee: Where are the 22 men who voted for Russia and Qatar to host the World Cup now?
Five years ago today, Fifa’s executive committee voted for Russia to host the 2018 World Cup and Qatar to host the 2022 tournament. Here, Martyn Ziegler looks what has happened to the 22 men who made the decisions…
Sepp Blatter (provisionally suspended)
The 79-year-old has been provisionally suspended pending an ethics committee hearing into a £1.3million payment made to Michel Platini, and a possible lifetime ban. Swiss legal authorities have opened criminal proceedings over the payment and the sale of World Cup TV rights to Jack Warner.
Michel Platini (provisionally suspended)
UEFA’s president and a FIFA senior vice-president, he too is facing a possible lifetime ban from FIFA’s ethics committee. The 60-year-old is insis… Continue Reading (5 minute read)