Luis Bedoya said he and two other senior South American football officials discussed potential bribes to back Qatar’s bid to host the 2022 World Cup

The former president of Colombia’s football federation told a New York City courtroom on Monday that he was approached over potential bribe payments to back Qatar’s bid to host the 2022 World Cup.

Luis Bedoya, who has pled guilty to corruption charges filed as part of a sprawling US government investigation into Fifa, the sport’s governing body, said that he and two other senior South American football officials discussed potential bribes during a conversation with an intermediary in Madrid in 2010.

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