Sepp Blatter has confirmed that FIFA's new Good Governance Committee will have the power to review the process that led to World Cups being awarded to Russia and Qatar, though the FIFA president did not say such a review would necessarily occur.
Speaking to FOX Soccer, Blatter said the committee, tasked with recommending reforms to world soccer's governing body, will have broad powers to investigate the awarding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups to Russia and Qatar (respectively), should there be cause to do so.
How was less clear about how FIFA would address issues, should any be discovered.
"If somewhere, something appears ... this committee has to have a look [at] that and report it," Blatter said, when asked if there is a process in place to rescind a World Cup bid. "And then we will see what will happen."
Blatter said asking about how World Cups were awarded "is not only a difficult question, it's a good question."
On Thursday, FIFA confirmed the Good Governance Committee wo...