(WFI) Cornel Borbely and Hans-Joachim Eckert say their dismissal is “the end of FIFA’s reform efforts”.
May 27 – Also: FIFA bans 11 officials from participating in football-related activities.
Dec. 19 – FIFA’s ruling body agrees to release a “legally appropriate” version of investigator Michael Garcia’s 430-page World Cup corruption report. Sepp Blatter confirms no re-run of vote on Russia and Qatar World Cups. Mark Bisson reports.
Nov. 11 – FIFA has hit back at claims in Der Spiegel newspaper suggesting president Sepp Blatter told Norwegian football officials that Qatar will lose 2022 World Cup hosting rights. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
September 5 – FIFA’s corruption chief Michael Garcia recommends punishing “certain individuals” in his report on ethics violations in the 2018/2022 World Cup bidding process. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
July 17 – Sepp Blatter says US lawyer Michael J. Garcia, appointed today as lead prosecutor for FIFA’s two-chamber ethics body, will be free to examine the ISL scandal and investigate allegations of bribery that tarnished the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bidding contests. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.