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Timeline: Buildup to Garcia's FIFA resignation

FIFA's attempts to draw the line under corruption allegations experienced another blow on Wednesday with prosecutor Michael Garcia quitting in protest at the handling of the process. The Associated Press looks at the events that led to the resignation: October 2010 - First allegations of wrongdoing in World Cup bidding published in Britain by The Sunday Times, leading to Amos Adamu...
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A country-by-country look at FIFA report

Excerpts from the statement Thursday by Hans Joachim Eckert, chairman of the adjudicatory chamber of the FIFA ethics committee, on the findings of the investigation into the 2018/2022 World Cup bidding: AUSTRALIA ''The Australia 2022 bid team did undertake specific efforts to gain the support of a then FIFA executive committee member and it suggests that there have been efforts to...
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November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Qatar Corruption Summary Released, FBI Stepping Up FIFA Investigation

Hans-Joachim Eckert’s summary of Michael Garcia’s report on corruption in bidding for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups have been released and it’s as expected from yesterday. Russia and Qatar have been cleared of wrongdoing and pretty much, every other country is to blame. The 42 page summary of the 430 page Garcia Report showed Eckert’s summary of that report. Why can’t they...
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November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

English Football Association rejects FIFA criticism of 2018 World Cup bid

The English Football Association has rejected criticism of its failed bid for the 2018 World Cup after it was accused by a FIFA ethics judge of damaging the integrity of the bid process. The FA says in a statement that "we do not accept any criticism regarding the integrity of England's bid or any of the individuals involved." The FA says it "conducted a transparent bid" and fully...
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November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

FIFA rebukes England, Australia World Cup bids

A FIFA ethics judge has rebuked England and Australia over their failed World Cup bids, using harsher language than directed toward the winning bids from Russia and Qatar. Judge Joachim Eckert found ''potentially problematic facts and circumstances'' in both bids but ruled they did not affect the integrity of the 2010 vote which gave the 2018 World Cup to Russia and the 2022 tournament...
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November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

The Show Will Go On, FIFA Expected to Clear Qatar on Corruption Charges

The BBC reports that FIFA is going to clear Qatar of corruption charges based on bidding for the 2022 FIFA World Cup when the FIFA ethics report is published tomorrow morning. Also, the English FA will be in trouble for associating themselves with former FIFA VP, Jack Warner, who resigned due to bribery allegations. After many allegations that Qatar bribed people to vote for them...
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November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

FIFA exec was informant investigating FIFA for FBI

The New York Daily News has a very thorough account of how former FIFA Executive Committee and top CONCACAF member, Chuck Blazer, became an informant for the FBI in order to gain information on possible crimes committed by other high members of FIFA. The entire article in the New York Daily News is informative and is a must read. In case you are limited in time and cannot read...
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November 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Stripping Qatar of the 2022 World Cup won’t fix FIFA’s inherent brokenness

The news of more factual evidence to corroborate the long held belief that Qatar bought the 2022 World Cup was met with a jaded sense of joy from all corners of the globe.  In one respect, here represents the best case yet that proves FIFA’s corruption.  On the other hand, there certainly is a “well, duh” aspect to the building scandal as well. The report from the Sunday...
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June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

FIFA not drawn on Warner allegations

FIFA say they will not comment on allegations of payments made to former vice-president Jack Warner by a Qatari football […]
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March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

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