Fifa's Dirty Secrets

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Duration: 29 minutes

Panorama investigates corruption allegations against some of the Fifa officials who will vote on England's World Cup bid. Reporter Andrew Jennings exposes new evidence of bribery, and accuses some executives of taking kickbacks. He also uncovers the secret agreements that could guarantee Fifa a financial bonanza if England hosts the World Cup.

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    On the eve of the 1998 football World Cup finals, Panorama investigated concerns over how Fifa was running the global game and in particular a lack of transparency about how World Cup host countries were chosen.

    Steve Bradshaw spoke to the then Fifa president Joao Havelange about the concerns.

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