More on World Cup bids and the cancelled England-Thailand friendly

You might recall my December post about World Cup bids, England, and the cancelled Thailand friendly. Today’s Bangkok Post reports:

Football Association of Thailand president Worawi Makudi was hit by another hammer blow yesterday when former English Football Association chairman David Triesman accused him and three other Fifa executive members of asking for favours in return for their votes for England’s 2018 World Cup bid.

Triesman was giving evidence to a British parliamentary inquiry into the reasons why England failed in its bid to secure the finals which were awarded to Russia in December.

Triesman alleged that Worawi demanded to be awarded broadcasting rights of a possible friendly match between England and Thailand in Bangkok this year.

(All emphasis mine.)

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