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FIFA's Executive Committee from 2010: Where are they now?

In 2010, FIFA awarded the World Cups to Russia and Qatar.

Five years ago on Wednesday, FIFA's Executive Committee voted to let Russia host the 2018 World Cup and Qatar host the 2022 tournament. Here, we look what has happened to the 22 men who made those decisions.

Sepp Blatter (provisionally suspended)

The 79-year-old has been provisionally suspended pending an ethics committee hearing regarding a payment of two million Swiss francs made to Michel Platini. The hearing could result in a lifetime ban. Swiss legal authorities have opened criminal proceedings over the payment and the sale of World Cup TV rights to Jack Warner.

Michel Platini (provisionally suspended)

UEFA's president and a FIFA senior vice president, he too is facing a possible lifetime ban that could be handed down by FIFA's ethics committee. The 60-year-old is insistent he will clear his name and stand in the election to succeed Blatter.

Jack Warner (banned for life)

Warner quit FIFA in 2011 after being accused of bribery during the presidential election that year. The former president of the Confederation of North and Central American and Caribbean Football was finally banned for life by FIFA in September 2015, some months after being indicted by US authorities on corruption charges. He is fighting extradition to the USA.

Julio Grondona (died)

FIFA's senior vice president and finance committee chairman died in 2014 at age 82. Since his death, FIFA has said he authorised a $10m payment to Jack Warner that went through a FIFA account on behalf of South Africa. U.S. justice officials say the payment was a bribe to secure the 2010 World Cup. Has also been implicated in match-fixing in his home country of Argentina.

Chung Mong-joon (banned for six years)

The Korean billionaire, a longtime critic of Blatter, lost his FIFA place soon after the 2010 vote. He announced he would stand for the FIFA presidency in 2016, but in October, he was banned for six years by FIFA's ethics committee for his role in Korea's 2022 World Cup bid. He has claimed the ban is a move to stop him from running for president.

Issa Hayatou (acting FIFA president)

The head of African football took over as acting president after Blatter was provisionally suspended. The 69-year-old, who has kidney disease, unsuccessfully challenged Blatter in 2002. His record is not blemish-free: He was reprimanded by the International Olympic Committee over payments he received from ISL, one of FIFA's former marketing partners, during the 1990s.

Angel Maria Villar Llona (fined)

The head of Spanish football was fined 25,000 Swiss francs by FIFA's ethics committee in November and was given a warning over his initial lack of cooperation with the investigation into the 2018 and 2022 bidding process.

Geoff Thompson (retired)

England's former FIFA vice president led the unsuccessful bid for the 2018 World Cup; the proposal only secured his vote and one other. He stepped down in 2011 and became head of FIFA's dispute-resolution chamber.

Michel D'Hooghe (still there)

The 69-year-old was cleared by FIFA's Ethics Committee of any wrongdoing relating to the 2018 and 2022 bids, during which he led Netherlands and Belgium's unsuccessful bid. He has been an executive member since 1988 and heads FIFA's medical committee.

Ricardo Terra Teixeira (under FBI investigation)

The Brazilian, who was once the son-in-law of ex-FIFA president Joao Havelange, is being investigated by the FBI for corruption. He resigned from FIFA's executive committee in 2012 shortly before Swiss prosecutors accused him in a report of taking millions of dollars in bribes from collapsed marketing company ISL.

Mohamed bin Hammam (banned for life)

He helped secure the 2022 World Cup for Qatar and then tried to run against Blatter for the FIFA presidency in 2011 only to be accused of bribing Caribbean officials. He was banned for life by FIFA's ethics committee in 2012 after an investigation into the way he ran the Asian football confederation.

Senes Erzik (still there)

The 73-year-old from Turkey retired as a UEFA vice president but is still on the FIFA executive committee for another two years.

Chuck Blazer (banned for life)

The 70-year-old, who is seriously ill with cancer, gave evidence to the FBI about football-related corruption and World Cup vote bribes. The American had served under Jack Warner as CONCACAF's general secretary and was banned for life by FIFA in July 2015.

Worawi Makudi (provisionally suspended)

In October, the head of the Thailand FA was provisionally suspended for 90 days by FIFA's ethics committee. He was accused in Parliament of seeking bribes from England's 2018 World Cup bid and in July was found guilty of forgery in his 2013 re-election to lead the Thai federation. He lost his FIFA seat in May.

Nicolas Leoz (indicted)

The 87-year-old from Paraguay, the former head of South American football, has been indicted by the U.S. justice department for football-related corruption and is under house arrest pending extradition to the USA. He resigned from FIFA in 2013, shortly before he was named in the ISL bribery scandal.

Junji Ogura (retired)

Japan's FIFA member retired from the world governing body in 2011. He had led Japan's unsuccessful bid for the 2022 World Cup.

Marios Lefkaritis (still there)

The Cypriot, a close ally of Platini's, was the subject of a Sunday Times investigation into whether the Qatar Investment Authority paid his family £27m for a strip of land. Lefkaritis strongly denied his that vote was influenced and said the transaction was properly documented at the Cyprus land and company registries.

Jacques Anouma (lost seat)

The 63-year-old from the Ivory Coast has denied allegations, made public by a Parliamentary committee, that he received $1.5m to vote for Qatar. He lost his FIFA seat in April.

Franz Beckenbauer (under investigation)

The former Germany international is facing separate investigations -- one by FIFA's ethics committee over the 2018 and 2022 bids, and another in Germany over his role in the 2006 World Cup bid, in which allegations have been made that there was a slush fund set up to buy votes. Beckenbauer, 70, who has denied wrongdoing, stepped down from FIFA in 2011.

Rafael Salguero (retired)

The head of Guatemala's football association managed to avoid being hit with any of the allegations that have plagued the other leading figures from CONCACAF. He stepped down from from FIFA's executive committee in May.

Hany Abo Rida (still there)

Although the Egyptian was a close ally of Bin Hammam -- accompanying him on the infamous visit to Trinidad which resulted in the Qatari being accused of bribery -- Abo Riba has not been the subject of any allegations and is still on the Executive Committee.

Vitaly Mutko (still there)

Russia's sports minister and head of the 2018 World Cup organising committee has run into trouble with the World Anti-Doping Agency after being described by its independent commission as being "complicit'' in the doping scandal in his country.


Reynald Temarii and Amos Adamu

The Executive Committee members from Tahiti and Nigeria, respectively, did not take part in the 2018 or 2022 votes because they had already been suspended after being caught on camera by the Sunday Times asking for cash in return for their votes.


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