FIFA World Cup: Top Sponsors Press FIFA Over Corruption Claims

The top three sponsors of the mega event demanded a proper investigation into the corruption allegation over Qatar's 2022 World Cup bid.

updated: June 09, 2014 20:28 IST
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London: Major sponsors Adidas, Sony and Visa on Sunday demanded that FIFA thoroughly investigate corruption allegations over Qatar's 2022 World Cup bid, piling pressure on football's rulers over the scandal.

The three make up half of FIFA's top level sponsors and account for hundreds of millions of dollars in World Cup revenues.

FIFA's corporate backers rarely speak out on the controversies that regularly hit international football.

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