Blatter, Platini and Beckenbauer have all had their careers rocked by the scandal.
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FIFA's much-abused leadership Wednesday starts a key meeting on reform on the fifth anniversary of one of the most controversial actions ever taken by football's world body.The Dec. 2, 2010, votes to award the 2018 World Cup to Russia and the 2022 tournament to Qatar set off a storm of corruption allegations that have still not been cleared up.FIFA has paid dearly for the votes financially and in terms of its reputation.Former Qatar football supremo Mohamed bin Hammam – one of the 24 executive members in 2010 – was accused of misconduct and has since been banned for life by FIFA.It has already been decided that future World Cup hosts will be chosen by all 209 FIFA members, not just the all-powerful executive.
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