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Panorama: Three Fifa World Cup officials 'took bribes'

29 November 2010 Last updated at 19:52 GMT

Three senior FIFA officials who will vote on England's 2018 World Cup bid are alleged to have taken bribes in exchange for awarding lucrative marketing contracts.

The BBC's Panorama reveals that Brazil's Ricardo Teixeira, Paraguay's Nicolas Leoz and Cameroon's Issa Hayatou - who all sit on FIFA's executive committee - received payment from a Swiss sports marketing firm.

The BBC says Panorama's revelations, just days ahead of the 2018 decision being made, are in the public interest.

Tim Franks reports.

Panorama: Fifa's Dirty Secrets, BBC One, Monday, 29 November at 2030 GMT then available in the UK on the BBC iPlayer.