A former Cyprus soccer official plans to use the Union des Associations Europeennes de Football’s (UEFA) defamation lawsuit against him to prove his allegations that the 2012 European Championship was corruptly awarded to Poland and Ukraine.

Spyros Marangos said Friday that the legal action will give him a chance to prove his claims that four UEFA officials took bribes of more than $13.8 million to sell the tournament rights in 2007.