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MPs call for investigation into Qatar World Cup bid claims

• Qatar reported to have offered Fifa $400m before 2022 success
• Al Jazeera alleged to have signed TV contract making the offer

An investigation should be launched into claims that Qatar offered Fifa $400m (£307m) only three weeks before world football’s governing body awarded the 2022 World Cup to the desert state, according to the MP Damian Collins.

Documents published by The Sunday Times appear to show that executives from Qatar’s state-run broadcaster Al Jazeera signed a television contract making the offer as the bidding campaigns to host the World Cup came to a close.

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