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Fifa yet to respond to Warner's threats

The FBI is closing in on high-ranking officials implicated in bribery allegations at Fifa.

Fifa's headquarters in Zurich. Picture: AFP.

JOHANNESBURG - Fifa has yet to respond to its former vice president Jack Warner's threats which could blow the major FBI investigation into the federation wide open.

As the FBI closes in on high-ranking officials implicated in bribery allegations at Fifa, Warner said he's assembled documents and cheques relating to the body's funding and the 2010 elections in Trinidad and Tobago that he has entrusted to a third party beyond his own reach.

He also claims he is fearing for his life.

It's also been alleged South African officials paid $10 million to Warner while he was head of the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (Concacaf) in order for South Afroca to secure the rights to host the World Cup in 2010.

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President Sepp Blatter yet to respond to the claims.

An American former Fifa executive co-operating with the FBI has admitted that he and other members of the executive committee were bribed in return for voting for South Africa's bid for the 2010 World Cup.

Chuck Blazer made the admission in testimony to a New York judge in 2013, which was made public last night.

Blazer has confirmed he'd agreed to accept bribes for the 2010 World Cup to take place in South Africa while also revealing he helped arrange bribes for the 1998 World Cup in Brazil.

At the same time, there are calls for South African Football Association (Safa) President Danny Jordaan to appear before Parliament's sport portfolio committee, to answer questions about South Africa's alleged involvement in the Fifa bribery scandal.

The Hawks have confirmed they've launched a preliminary investigation into allegations that Safa paid a $10 million bribe to host the 2010 event.

The Freedom Front Plus has also handed over documents believed to contain information on senior Safa officials during the tournament bid.