Triesman: FIFA asked for favors over 2018 WC bid
LONDON (Reuters) -- Former English football association chairman David Triesman has accused FIFA executive committee members Jack Warner, Ricardo Teixeira, Nicolas Leoz and Worawi Makudi of asking for favors in return for their votes for England's 2018 World Cup bid.
Triesman was giving evidence on Tuesday to a British parliamentary inquiry into the reasons why England failed in its bid to secure the finals which were awarded to Russia last December.
He said Warner, of Trinidad and Tobago, asked for 2.5 million pounds ($4.09 million) to be "channelled through me" for a school while Paraguayan Leoz asked for a knighthood.
Teixeira asked him "What can you do for me?" and Thai Makudi wanted control of the TV rights for a proposed Thailand v England friendly.
"I will take my evidence to FIFA," Triesman said.