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FIFA executives accused in BBC documentary

Three FIFA executives who will help decide the the 2018 and 2022 World Cup hosts were accused of corruption in a BBC documentary aired just days before the crunch vote in Zurich.

The long-awaited edition of the British Broadcasting Corporation's Panorama programme, whose timing has been condemned by England 2018 chiefs, said senior FIFA officials were involved in a wide-ranging bribery scandal.

The three members of FIFA's executive committee -- Ricardo Teixeira of Brazil, African football chief Issa Hayatou and South America's Nicolas Leoz -- are alleged to have received secret payments from a sports marketing firm.

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