The England 2018 World Cup bid team made a determined effort to win over former FIFA vice-president Jack Warner and "often accommodated his wishes, in apparent violation of bidding rules", the Garcia report has found.
Tue, 27 Jun, 2017
Fifa president Sepp Blatter has insisted the investigation into 2018 and 2022 World Cup bidding will not be reopened despite the world governing body lodging a criminal complaint with the Swiss attorney general over "suspected unlawful activity" of unnamed individuals connected with the bidding contests.
Wed, 19 Nov, 2014
FIFA’s hopes of settling the uncertainty over the World Cup hosts were dealt a serious blow after chief ethics investigator Michael Garcia challenged the decision to clear Qatar and Russia to host the 2022 and 2018 tournaments.
Fri, 14 Nov, 2014
The decision to clear Qatar and Russia to host the 2018 and 2022 World Cups has been thrown into chaos after FIFA’s chief ethics investigator Michael Garcia announced he will appeal against the ruling on his investigation into bidding for the tournaments.
Thu, 13 Nov, 2014
Sony has become the first World Cup sponsor to call for a probe into accusations that bribes were paid to secure the 2022 tournament for Qatar, raising the stakes for football chiefs, who have threatened to move the cup if the allegations are proved to be true.
Mon, 09 Jun, 2014
Sepp Blatter's unopposed re-election as FIFA president last year should be the subject of an internal investigation into whether he unfairly exploited his position, according to a Council of Europe assembly committee.
Wed, 07 Mar, 2012