FIFA Corruption Scandal plays out in U.S. courts

Americas Now

It’s a story that shook the world of sports in 2015. Executives from across the globe indicted for bribery, fraud and embezzlement in the FIFA Corruption Scandal. FIFA – the organization that runs world football – had been investigated by the U.S. Department of Justice for years. Many of the allegations centered on bid bribes to host the games and vote-buying to obtain broadcasting rights to televise them. The corruption trial has been underway in New York and some of Latin America’s top football officials are being sentenced.

The 2022 World Cup is scheduled to be played in Qatar. It’s the first time an Arab nation will host the games. Despite the FIFA Corruption Scandal there have been no plans announced to alter the location for 2022.

Correspondent Dan Williams gives us the latest from New York.