"the Australian bid team spent $2,500 in 2009 on a single-drop pearl necklace for Warner’s wife, Maureen, that appeared to be above the allowance permitted by FIFA. Bidders also spent $250,000 to $300,000 to pay for an under-20 youth national soccer team from Trinidad and Tobago to play a 2009 tournament in Cyprus...the money was paid through a travel agency that lists Warner and his family as directors" ... New York Times
- The British Press is turning up the heat. The Mirror has launched the Blatter Must Go campaign.
"Inside the envelope was $40,000 in crisp, new 100-dollar bills, four packs each of $10,000. For many officials in the Caribbean it would be the equivalent of several years’ salary."
- Warner Retaliates
- Under pressure from British FA, Blatter suspends Warner and Bin Hammam