(WFI) The Swiss investigation into FIFA has evidence of 53 suspicious banking relations reported by Swiss banks.
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.
Dec. 19 – Bonita Mersiades, one of the FIFA whistleblowers whose identity was exposed in Hans-Joachim Eckert’s botched summary of the World Cup bidding investigation, offers her thoughts on the FIFA crisis, Michael Garcia and why Sepp Blatter must go.
Dec. 18 – As FIFA’s top brass meet in Marrakesh, several leading football executives say the resignation of ethics investigator Michael Garcia has thrown world football’s governing body into fresh turmoil. Mark Bisson reports.
Dec. 17 – FIFA’s top investigator Michael Garcia today quit in protest at the shambolic handling of his report that followed an 18-month investigation into allegations of possible corruption in the 2018/2022 World Cup bidding contest. Mark Bisson reports.
Nov. 27 – Thailand’s FIFA ExCo member Worawi Makudi tells INSIDER he will cooperate with ethics chief Michael Garcia’s World Cup bidding investigation because he has a clear conscience. Mark Bisson reports.
Nov. 18 – IOC president Thomas Bach dismisses questions about the transparency of FIFA’s World Cup bidding investigation… Two whistleblowers react and submit complaints. 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.
Oct. 17 – Amid repeated demands for it to be made public, Hans-Joachim Eckert says full publication of Michael Garcia’s World Cup bidding corruption report is not legally possible – and would breach confidentiality agreements with interviewees. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
Sept. 25 – Sepp Blatter says a report into allegations of corruption in the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bidding contests will not be made public. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.