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BBC Panorama exposes 3 top senior FIFA officials in bribery scandal.

In programme broadcast by BBC on Monday evening, Panorama reported that three senior Fifa officials who will vote on the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bids took bribes in the 1990s.

Ricardo Teixeira, Issa Hayatou and Nicolas Leoz took the money from a sport marketing firm awarded lucrative World Cup rights, the programme alleges.

The alleged bribes are included in a confidential document listing 175 payments totalling about $100m (£64m).

The three men did not respond to Panorama's allegations.

Fifa, world football's governing body, also declined interview requests to address the allegations.

The alleged bribes to the three members of Fifa's executive committee were paid by sports marketing company International Sport and Leisure (ISL) and date from 1989 to 1999, Panorama reports. The company collapsed in 2001.

Src & Text: [BBC]

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