OREANDA-NEWS. Mediapart portal and the journalism organization European Investigative Collaborations (EIC) have published correspondence of the former Secretary General of International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) Jerome Valcke and the Qatari Sheikh Nasser Al-Khelaifi, the President of football club Paris Saint-Germain (PSG).

Judging by the letters, Al-Khelaifi provided significant financial support to Valcke. It is assumed that published materials will be evidence of the bribery of FIFA officials in choosing the venue for the 2022 world championship.

The elections of the organizers of the 2018 and 2022 tournaments were held in Zurich in December 2012. The right to host world championships was received by Russia for 2018 and Qatar for 2022. The latter won the election, gaining 14 out of 22 votes and leaving the USA behind.