Triesman four cleared

FA report clears executive committee members of Triesman claims

Triesman: Made claims of impropriety against Fifa members

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Fifa have revealed the Football Association have thrown out claims of impropriety made by Lord Triesman against four Fifa executive committee members.

Former FA chairman Triesman informed a parliamentary inquiry earlier this month that Jack Warner of Trinidad and Tobago, Nicolas Leoz of Paraguay, Ricardo Teixeira of Brazil and Worawi Makudi of Thailand had asked for incentives to vote for England's 2018 World Cup bid.

The FA subsequently commissioned James Dingemans QC to carry out a full inquiry and his findings differed to those of Triesman.

Fifa secretary general Jerome Valcke revealed on Sunday: " I have just got the FA report... and I hope FIFA will agree to make it public because all the people here...are completely clean of all the allegations made by David Triesman a few weeks ago.

"I'm glad the person appointed by the FA took time to hear not only Triesman but also David Dein, Simon Johnson, Andy Anson and other people who were part of the bid."

Russia triumphed in the race to host the 2018 World Cup, with England securing just one vote besides that of its own delegate when FIFA's executive committee decided the issue last December.