Eckert and Garcia to Meet Over FIFA Report

By iSportconnect | November 17, 2014

The chairman of FIFA’s ethics committee Hans-Joachim Eckert and FIFA’s chief ethics investigator Michael Garcia will meet on Thursday to discuss the World Cup bidding report published last week.

Garcia, who produced the report, is planning to lodge a formal appeal against the report into the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bidding process, as he believes it was inaccurate.

In his summary of the report Eckert claimed that there was no reason to strip Russia or Qatar as hosts.

Eckert and Garcia will now meet this week to discuss the implications from last week’s statement and potentially decide on whether the report should be published in full, which has been called for by FA Chairman Greg Dyke among others.