26 Oct 2010

Fifa reacts to latest undercover sting

7:57 am on 26 October 2010

FIFA has promised a zero tolerance approach to unethical behaviour in the contest to host the 2018 and 2022 football World Cups in response to comments made by the body's former general secretary to undercover British newspaper reporters.

The Sunday Times newspaper in Britain posted a film of Michel Zen-Ruffinen talking to undercover reporters about the bid process, fuelling the controversy surrounding the hosting of the two tournaments.

The BBC's Martin Foukes says Zen-Ruffinen, general secretary from 1998 to 2002, told the newspaper how some delegates can be influenced...

Last week, two members of FIFA's executive committee members were provisionally suspended on suspicion of selling their votes in the contest to host the two tournaments.