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Brief

Category

What Comes Next?

Publication Date

2017

Abstract

This week a report by former FIFA Ethics Committee Chairman, Michael Garcia, was released by FIFA shortly after being leaked. Previously, only a forty-two page summary of the report, published by FIFA in 2014, had been available; Garcia disputed this summary’s accuracy and soon thereafter resigned. The full report reveals the details of “improper” payments and activities by bid teams around the world. The report is a result of a two-year investigation into allegations of significant corruption during the bidding processes for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, which are to be held in Russia and Qatar, respectively.

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