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FIFA official's 10-yr-old daughter paid USD 2 million for Qatar bid

Former FIFA investigator  Michael Garcia. Pic/Getty ImagesFormer FIFA investigator  Michael Garcia. Pic/Getty Images

A sum of $2 million was sent to the 10-year-old daughter of a FIFA official prior to Qatar being awarded the hosting of the 2022 World Cup, according to Bild.

The German daily is publishing investigator Michael Garcia's report into alleged bribery and corruption during the bidding for the 2022 World Cups. In an extract released on Monday, the tabloid claims to have got hold of the report of more than 400 pages. In the report Garcia reveals that "a former executive committee member congratulated members of the Qatari federation and thanked them by mail for a transfer of several hundred thousand euros" just after Qatar was awarded the 2022 tournament.

"Two million dollars from an unknown source arrived in the savings account of the 10-year-old daughter of a FIFA member," add Bild. The newspaper adds that "three executive members of FIFA with the right to vote went to a party in Rio de Janeiro in a private jet belonging to the Qatari federation before the vote to decide who would host the competition."

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