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FIFA votes to publish World Cup ethics report

Friday, December 19, 2014 - 02:26

FIFA's executive committee decides to publish - ''in appropriate form'' - investigator Michael Garcia's report into the turbulent bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups. As Joel Flynn reports, the meeting began a day after Garcia quit in protest at the handling of his investigation.

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This was a decision if you had expected fifa voting unanimously to release an internal report into the turbulent bidding process. For the World Cup's in 2018. And 20/20 two. Fifa president sent to. Of being in crisis. If the decision not to exceed a deep committee today that crisis has stopped. Because via again the unity and in our government it is also important to go. American lawyer Michael Garcia had conducted the investigation into the ethics around the World Cup voting in December 2010. Rupturing cats are whether respective witness to host a hugely lucrative tournaments. But accusations of corruption have continued to plague fifa since then the dossier report was supposed to go some way to ameliorate and that's. A summary of the report by a German judge though caused a storm. After Garcia said it didn't reflect what he had sent ultimately resigning as head of the executive committee meeting in Morocco are. Karen Maguire is the focal finance expert. I suspect that behind the scenes the that the fifa partners they the commercial partners and the TV companies. Would have been putting huge amounts of pressure on seat two steps to ensure there has been full publication. I in terms of governance and transparency while Steve could talk about this in their annual reports at length that they don't seem to applaud their own principles. Outside of the bidding process itself the World Cup's award and to cap tie in particular has also been mired in controversy. Accusations about the use of unpaid Michael what has happened sent the small but rich gulf states. Some type of questions about hosting a traditional summer torments in a country with seasonal temperatures regularly exceed forty degrees Celsius. But it's beef itself that has come in for much criticism. He claims to be at a charity. And when it goes to the individual World Cup countries it negotiates with the local government to ensure that it doesn't tiny tax and the players don't pay any tax. And the and that's a north a lot of money sloshing around in the TV rights alone generated 600 million dollars in 2013 and that was that wasn't even in the World Cup here. What happens that money at any distribution. I think that's where the problems lie. First full health so close to the hearts of billions. Global focus on football recently has not been on the pitch. Far off he was released at this report goes to changing that may need extra time.

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FIFA votes to publish World Cup ethics report

Friday, December 19, 2014 - 02:26