Former Fifa executive says he was offered large bribe for 2018 World Cup vote

  • Rafael Salguero’s claims revealed in unsealed documents
  • Says unnamed bid offered him ‘hundreds of thousands of dollars’

A former Fifa executive said he was offered hundreds of thousands of dollars in return for his vote for the 2018 World Cup, newly released US court documents show.

Rafael Salguero, a Honduran football administrator who served on Fifa’s executive committee, pled guilty to multiple corruption charges in 2016 as part of the US government’s sprawling investigation into world football’s governing body. But a transcript of his plea hearing in a Brooklyn federal court was only released on Tuesday with the former official expected to be sentenced this week.

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