SWC bid probe submitted

2014-09-05 17:10
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Berlin - FIFA's chief ethics committee investigator has submitted his report in a probe on corruption allegations in the bidding for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, football's world governing body has said on Friday.

The report by Michael Garcia and his deputy, Cornel Borbely, "reaches conclusions concerning further action with respect to certain individuals," FIFA said.

"The report sets forth detailed factual findings; reaches conclusions concerning further action with respect to certain individuals; identifies issues to be referred to other FIFA committees; and makes recommendations for future bidding processes," FIFA said.

Garcia, chairman of the ethics committee's investigatory chamber, and Borbely, the deputy chairman, have transmitted a 350-page report to the adjudicatory chamber.

The adjudicatory chamber will make a final decision on the report and a supplementary report from Borbely, including their publication, FIFA said.

Borbely has "delivered separate supplemental reports covering his review of activities of the United States and Russia bid teams."

In its year-long inquiry, the investigatory chamber has interviewed more than 75 witnesses and compiled more than 200,000 pages of material.

FIFA's statement did not mention whether the report could lead to rebidding processes for the 2018 and 2002 tournaments.

The 2022 tournament award to Qatar has been mired in controversy and allegations of corruption. In addition it is expected to be moved away from its original June/July 2022 slot to a date with cooler temperatures.

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