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OFC is aware of the story that appeared in The Sunday Times in England. As such, OFC is currently looking into the matter,” it said.

The confederation’s website includes a profile of Temarii that notes he “has facilitated groundbreaking agreements with a number of key partners including the European Union and Australian Government that have seen millions of dollars injected into grass-roots initiatives over the past few years.”

The Sunday Times said it was advised about how much they should offer as bribes by two other FIFA officials.

Referees’ committee member Amadou Diakite said they should offer about $1 million.

Slim Aloulou, chairman of the disputes resolution committee, said they should not pay “peanuts,” suggesting bribing members one million pounds each.