Following FIFA investigator Michael Garcia appealing against Russia and Qatar being cleared for corruption in the World Cup bidding process, FA chairman Greg Dyke has penned a letter requesting Garcia’s report published in full by FIFA, reports Sky
“As you probably know the reputation of FIFA was already low in England and much of Europe before the events of last week. The failure to publish Mr Garcia’s report has resulted in a further decline in public confidence of FIFA. We cannot go on like this. Complete transparency is required if the actions of all those who bid, including England 2018, are to be judged fairly,” he said in the letter.
Michael Garcia was appointed as FIFA’s investigator into the bidding process of the 2018 and 2022 World Cup, and gave his findings for FIFA to publish a streamlined report of his research. However, the statement that was released by the governing body – clearing Russia & Qatar of any wrongdoing – was immediately criticised by Garcia, who said the report was fabricated from what he had found.
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