23 Oct 2010

Fifa suspends committee members over vote selling allegations

8:35 am on 23 October 2010

FIFA is yet to say if the December vote for the 2018 and 2022 will be delayed following the allegations of vote selling.

Oceania representative Reynald Tamarii and African executive committee member Amos Adamu have this morning been provisionally suspended by the world governing body after being linked to the allegations.

Both men deny any wrongdoing.

The FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke says it's important to protect both individuals concerned until the next Fifa meeting in November and it's too early to say whether the vote on December 2nd will have to be postponed.

Claudio Sulser, chairman of the FIFA ethics committee which is investigating the allegations that Tamarii and Adamu were prepared to sell their votes for the December election, added that two national bodies were also being investigated over collusion.