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Qatar bid officials question claims

Updated: May 23, 2011, 9:19 AM ET
Associated Press

DOHA, Qatar -- Qatar welcomed an investigation into alleged corruption in its victorious 2022 World Cup bid but said Monday the evidence put forward so far was false, unsubstantiated and coming from a whistle-blower who was probably a former employee "with a significant axe to grind."

Qatar has been on the defensive since the Sunday Times submitted evidence to a British parliamentary inquiry earlier this month alleging that two African FIFA executives were paid $1.5 million in bribes to ...

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