What Comes Next?
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.
Center for the Advancement of Public Integrity,
The FIFA Report,
Available at: https://scholarship.law.columbia.edu/public_integrity/55