FIFA bans two officials in World Cup vote probe
Football world governing body FIFA has suspended two officials from voting for the hosts of the 2018 and 2022 World Cup hosts, DPA reported.
FIFA executive committee members Amos Adamu and Reynald Temarii were suspended following an investigation by FIFA's ethics commission, FIFA said at a news conference Thursday.
FIFA meanwhile cleared Qatar and Spain-Portugal of collusion allegations over their World Cup bids.
Adamu was banned from football activity for three years and Temarii for one year over claims they asked for money in exchange for World Cup votes. They have a right to appeal.
Both had been provisionally suspended last month after the British Sunday Times newspaper reported that they agreed to support a certain bid in return for money to build sports facilities. Both were secretly filmed by reporters.
The ballot will proceed in Zurich on December 2 with 22 voters instead of 24 and nine candidates.