Top U.S. soccer official Chuck Blazer admitted in federal court to accepting bribes in order to rig votes on World Cup hosts.
According to unsealed court documents on Wednesday, Blazer admitted to taking a bribe in exchange for votes to give South Africa the 2010 World Cup. He also participated in a bribe given to Moroccan officials in an attempt to win host rights for the 1998 World Cup.
Blazer is one of four officials to plead guilt in secret and assist U.S. investigators into FIFA. The investigation led to the resignation of FIFA president Sepp Blatter.