After English FA chairman Greg Dyke requested FIFA publish Michael Garcia’s report on corruption allegations surrounding the 2018 & 2022 World Cup bid, FIFA president Sepp Blatter has failed to comply, reports Sky
After FIFA ethics judge Hans-Joachim Eckert cleared Russia & Qatar of any wrong-doing surrounding the bidding process for the 2018 & 2022 World Cup respectively, lawyer Michael Garcia – whose findings Eckert used in his report – claimed that his work was fabricated.
This led to many leading figures to call on FIFA to release Michael Garcia’s report, but Blatter revealed it wouldn’t be possible.
“FIFA would violate not only it’s in rules and regulations but also Swiss law by making public the report in question. We have been advised that publication of the report might be permissible if the persons and entities included in the report agree to publication and waive any legal action they might be entitled to bring,” he said.
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