March 18 - Former FIFA vice-president Jack Warner has dismissed new allegations of corruption against him following a report by a British newspaper claiming he accepted large sums of money during the run up to the vote on the 2022 World Cup, controversially awarded to Qatar.
A report in The Daily Telegraph alleged the former President of the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) was handed $1.2 million (£720,000/€860,000) by a company owned by former Qatar's Mohamed Bin Hammam, former head of the Asian Football Confederation.
One of Warner's companies allegedly requested the funds in December 2010, just two weeks after a FIFA vote selected Qatar to stage the 2022 tournament ahead of the Australia, Japan, South Korea and United States.
Warner, currently a politician in Trinidad and Tobago, denied the allegations saying: "I have no interest in joining in the foolishness that is now passing as news on Qatar and Jack Warner.
"Nor do I intend to join those who are on a witch hunt against the World Cup 2022 venue.
"And do consider this as my final comment on this matter."
Both Warner's and Bin Hammam's FIFA careers ended in disgrace in 2011 after the former was accused of trying to buy votes in his bid to topple Sep Blatter as President of football's world governing body, with Warner accused of facilitating the bribes to Caribbean officials.
Warner was caught on tape apparently urging fellow FIFA officials to accept cash gifts from Bin Hammam.
Despite denying all wrong-doing, Warner subsequently quit his FIFA and CONCACAF positions and Bin Hammam was banned for life from all FIFA and football activities.
Following these latest corruption allegations, the Qatar Organising Committee has reiterated their plea that its practices during the bidding process for the 2022 World Cup were strictly above the table.
"The 2022 bid committee strictly adhered to FIFA's bidding regulations in compliance with their code of ethics," read a Qatar 2022 statement.
"The supreme committee for delivery and legacy and the individuals involved in the 2022 bid committee are unaware of any allegations surrounding business dealings between private individuals."
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April 2013: Warner resigns from Trinidad and Tobago Government after damning CONCACAF report
April 2013: Warner and Blazer accused of being "fraudulent" by CONCACAF report
December 2012: Bin Hammam throws in the towel
December 2012: FIFA close Mohamed Bin Hammam bribery case
November 2012: FBI investigates Warner money laundering allegations