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sent Saudia Arabia a shipment of rocket-propelled grenades in exchange for support of their bid to host the 2006 football World Cup, a report in the German media has claimed.

The allegations are the latest revelations in the ever-increasing , which began with the arrests of seven top Fifa officials in Zurich, Switzerland, as part of a US-led investigation.football banner-2

stepped down in the wake of the scandal just four days after he was re-elected to serve his fifth term.

According to reports by the Die Zeit newspaper on Friday, the then German Chancellor Gerhard Schroder’s government allegedly complied with a request from the German Football Association to send arms, in an attempt to get the Gulf country’s vote. Germany won the hosting rights by a narrow margin beating Morocco, reports independent.co.uk.feature-image

More skeletons tumbled out of the scandal on Friday, as it emerged that the world football’s governing body had paid the Irish Football Association (FAI) 5million Euros as a compensation after an controversial hand ball decision denied Ireland qualification in the 2010 World Cup.