By Andy Sambidge
Football chiefs dismiss allegations that two FIFA officials were paid $1.5m to vote for Qatar bid
Qatar dismissed on Tuesday allegations that two FIFA officials were paid to vote for its successful 2022 World Cup bid,
In a statement, the Qatar Football Association said that the "serious and baseless allegations" were based on evidence that was "wholly unreliable", according to a report published by Associated Press.
Issa Hayatou of Cameroon and Jacques Anouma of the Ivory Coast were allegedly paid $1.5 million to vote for Qatar, according to evidence submitted earlier on Tuesday to a British Parliamentary inquiry by a British newspaper.
Qatar officials later issued a statement saying the allegations "will remain unproven because they are false", the newswire reported.
The statement added: "We have nothing to hide and are prepared to support and cooperate with any further investigations."
Qatar beat bids from the United States, Australia, Japan and South Korea in December's vote.