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In a rare comment on FIFA issues by World Cup sponsors, Adidas said it was concerned about renewed allegations of corruption and Visa called for football’s governing body to show strong ethics. In a statement, the German company said “The negative tenor of the public debate around FIFA at the moment is neither good for football nor for FIFA and its partners.” Adidas spoke out following renewed claims of financial wrongdoing linked to Bin Hammam and Qatar’s successful 2022 World Cup hosting bid. Adidas said it is “confident that the matter is being dealt with as a priority” by FIFA’s ethics committee.



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