FIFA Publishes Garcia Report, Which Detailed World Cup Bidding Investigation

A month later Mr. Garcia resigned from his position in protest, charging at the time that Mr. Eckert’s summary included “numerous materially incomplete and erroneous representations of the facts and conclusions.”


FIFA’s World Cup Garcia Report

The report on the bidding for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, compiled by Michael J. Garcia, a former United States attorney who had served as FIFA’s chief ethics investigator.

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Peter Rossberg, the Bild reporter who obtained the hefty, secret document that had come to be known as the Garcia Report, wrote on his Facebook page late Monday night that the dossier did not provide “definitive proof” that the 2018 and 2022 World Cups had been “bought.” He said, however, that it nevertheless provided important details that would contribute to a larger picture of what he called…

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