Awarding of the 2022 World Cup to Qatar: former FIFA vice-president Reynald Temarii indicted for corruption

The former FIFA vice-president, the Tahitian Reynald Temariihas been indicted since May 22 for passive private corruption in the investigation in Paris into the awarding of the Mondial-2022 to Qatar, as declared on Saturday May 27 by the National Financial Prosecutor’s Office (PNF), confirming information from the World. This is the first indictment in this part of the judicial investigation opened in 2019 in Paris on the designation of the emirate as host country.

The investigating judges are interested in the volte-face of Reynald Temarii, also former president of the Oceanian Football Confederation (OFC). On December 1, 2010, the day before the World Cup was awarded to Qatar, the former footballer changed his mind about an internal procedure for breaching the code of ethics, appealing to general surprise. This had the consequence of depriving the OFC of a representative, and therefore of a vote, in the ballot which finally saw Qatar take the cup ahead of the United States. Since November 2021, Reynald Temarii has been placed under the more favorable status of assisted witness in this case.

Troubled ties with an influential Qatari

The PNF is also interested in the relationship that Reynald Temarii had with a member of the Qatari elite, Mohammed Bin Hammam, president of the Asian Football Confederation from 2002 to 2011. A time suspected of having bought votes for the Qatar, finally banned for life from FIFA in 2012 for embezzlement, Mohammed Bin Hammam had paid the defense costs of Reynald Temarii, for an amount of 305,000 euros. As the vote on the awarding of the 2022 World Cup approached, Tahitian had also been invited all expenses paid to Malaysia to meet Mohammed Bin Hammam there.

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