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Warner angry at Triesman claims

Fifa vice-president brands allegations a 'piece of nonsense'

Last Updated: 10/05/11 5:12pm

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Warner: Unhappy at allegations levelled against him in the House of Commons

Warner: Unhappy at allegations levelled against him in the House of Commons

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Fifa vice-president Jack Warner has reacted angrily to allegations from Lord Triesman in the House of Commons.

Warner is alleged to have asked for money with a view to building an education centre in Trinidad, claims he strongly denies.

Warner was named by Triesman alongside Paraguay's member Nicolas Leoz, Ricardo Terra Teixeira of Brazil and Thai delegate Worawi Makudi.

Triesman, the former FA and England 2018 bid chairman Lord Triesman, made claims of "improper and unethical" behaviour by four other executive committee (ExCo) members during the lobbying process.

The allegations date back to England's campaign to host the 2018 World Cup finals which eventually went the way of Russia.

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"I have no intention of dignifying that piece of nonsense of Triesman who no doubt feels that he can revive his dying political career by mentioning that piece of foolishness."
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"I have no intention of dignifying that piece of nonsense of Triesman who no doubt feels that he can revive his dying political career by mentioning that piece of foolishness," Warner told Sky Sports News.

"I have never asked Triesman nor any other person, Englishman or otherwise, for any money for my vote at any time.

"In the English World Cup campaign, before he was unceremoniously kicked out, I have spoken to Triesman, on his initiative, only on three occasions, while I have spoken to his other colleagues on other occasions and not one of his colleagues will ever corroborate his bit of trivia.

"I have been in the Fifa for 29 years and this will astound many I am sure including persons like David Dein and Geoff Thompson.

"This is the last I intend to say on this matter."

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