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    FIFA Investigated Over Russia and Qatar World Cup Bids

    Better late than never. French authorities have questioned former FIFA boss Sepp Blatter over allegations of corruption surrounding the contentious decisions to award the 2018 and 2022 World Cups to Russia and Qatar. The scandal-ridden organization also faces bribery and corruption investigations from Switzerland and the United States. The controversial decision to award Qatar the 2022 event especially raised eyebrows, and it’s thought to have triggered Blatter’s ouster in 2015. FIFA has said there’s no legal way to rescind hosting duties once they’ve been awarded.

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