Organisers of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar have distanced themselves from fresh allegations of corruption surrounding the Gulf nation’s winning bid for the tournament in 2010.

Tuesday’s edition of The Daily Telegraph alleged it has evidence that former FIFA vice-president Jack Warner and his family were paid almost $2 million from a company controlled by Mohamed Bin Hammam, a Qatari who used to be an executive committee member of world football’s governing body.

A statement released on behalf of the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy for the World Cup in 2022 said the bid “strictly adhered to FIFA’s bidding regulations in compliance with their code of ethics.”

The statement adds that organisers “are unaware of any allegations surrounding business dealings between private individuals.”

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