As the soccer world governing body prepares to investigate World Cup vote-trading allegations on Wednesday, Transparency International lawyer Sylvia Schenk told The Associated Press that scandals surrounding how FIFA chooses the 2018 and 2022 World Cup hosts have created "a lot of doubt" about its integrity.
"You need very clear criteria why the event will be awarded and to whom," she said, echoing recent criticism by one FIFA executive, Asian confederation president Mohamed Bin Hammam of Qatar, that marketing style seemed more important than a bid's substance.
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