World Cup bosses seek Interpol's help to probe bid corruption claims

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London, May 21 (ANI): World Cup bosses have sought the help of Interpol to investigate Lord Triesman's allegations of corruption.

FIFA general secretary Jerome Valcke revealed football's governing body is working with the international police agency to see if there is any substance to the claims.

The allegations cost Lord Triesman his role as head of England's 2018 bid and new chairman Geoff Thompson will today meet FIFA President Sepp Blatter for the first time since the scandal broke, The Mirror reports.

Thompson, the former FA chairman who is a FIFA vice-chairman and also a senior member of the UEFA High Command, plans to meet the other European members of the world body's ruling executive committee over the next 48 hours.

His meeting with FIFA president Sepp Blatter, however, will be crucial in helping bid chief executive Andy Anson and the rest of his team get to grips with the challenge they face in persuading a majority of the 24 ex-co members to vote for England in Zurich on December 2.

The bid team believe Thompson's status within the FIFA family will help soothe the anger felt by Triesman's comments, dismissed as lacking credibility by FIFA general secretary Jerome Valcke. (ANI)

Story first published: Friday, May 21, 2010, 16:52 [IST]
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