Diego Maradona slams FIFA 'bribes' over Qatar World Cup Bid

Argentina legend Diego Maradona slammed the alleged "bribes" within FIFA over Qatar's bid for the 2022 World Cup  and asked people behind the controversy to be held accountable.

updated: June 09, 2014 17:49 IST
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Qatar is facing growing pressure over its hosting of the 2022 World Cup after fresh allegations over the role disgraced former top football official Mohammed bin Hammam played in its bid.

Argentina legend Diego Maradona lashed out at "bribes" within FIFA, demanding action against those involved in corruption claims linked to Qatar's World Cup bid, in remarks published Sunday.

"There are huge bribes" in the world football governing body, UAE-based Maradona told Abu Dhabi daily, Al-Ittihad.

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