FIFA Investigator Garcia to Appeal ‘Incomplete’ FIFA Report

November 13, 2014

Michael Garcia, FIFA’s chief ethics investigator, has said his investigation into the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bidding process is inaccurate and will launch an appeal over the findings.

According to Garcia the report contains “numerous materially incomplete and erroneous representations”.

The report published earlier today by FIFA included statements by FIFA’s independent ethics committee, Hans-Joachim Eckert, where he cleared Qatar of any corruption dealings in their bid to host the 2022 World Cup.

Garcia however is not happy with the published report, which may lead to calls for his report to be released in full.

In a statement Garcia said: “Today’s decision by the chairman of the adjudicatory chamber contains numerous materially incomplete and erroneous representations of the facts and conclusions detailed in the investigatory chamber’s report.

“I intend to appeal this decision to the FIFA Appeal Committee.”

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