PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, Monday April 11, 2011 – Minister of Works and Transport Jack Warner continues to find his name tarnished in the world of football.
Reports out of London are that the former chairman and deputy chairman of England’s failed 2018 World Cup bid have told The Times newspaper that they refused a request from Warner, a FIFA Vice-President, to fund the construction of an education centre in Trinidad.
Lord Triesman and the bid’s deputy chairman at the time Sir Dave Richards, say they met with Warner at a London hotel where the question was asked. Warner, who as president of the North and Central American confederation CONCACAF was seen as being in control of three votes on the FIFA executive committee, denies that the meeting ever took place.
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