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Michael Garcia: Fifa investigator resigns in World Cup report row – BBC News


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Michael Garcia: Fifa investigator resigns in World Cup report row
BBC News
Fifa's independent ethics investigator Michael Garcia has quit in protest over the handling of his report into bidding for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups. The American lawyer cited a "lack of leadership" at the top of football's world governing body
Michael Garcia quits as Fifa ethics investigatorTelegraph.co.uk
Fifa dismissal of Michael Garcia's World Cup appeal is Orwellian farceThe Guardian
Michael Garcia slams FIFA for a 'lack of leadership' and resigns from ethics Daily Mail
The Independent -Financial Times
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Posted on 18 December 2014 | 7:17 am

Casillas: This run won’t last forever – FIFA.com (registration)


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Casillas: This run won't last forever
FIFA.com (registration)
I feel on a high," the goalkeeper told FIFA.com after another morale-boosting performance in the 4-0 win over Cruz Azul in the FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2014. This was a result in keeping with the tone of the Madrid giants' swashbuckling 21-match …
FIFA CLUB WORLD CUP: Penalty Saves Highlight Casilla's ReturnTHISDAY Live

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Posted on 18 December 2014 | 6:32 am

Jim Boyce: Publish Michael Garcia report to limit damage to FIFA – SkySports


TIME

Jim Boyce: Publish Michael Garcia report to limit damage to FIFA
SkySports
“It must be damaging (to FIFA). Michael Garcia is someone of the very highest credibility. He must feel very, very strongly about certain things when it has got to this stage. I have always said that as much of that (Garica) report, as legally possible
FIFA's Ethics Investigator Quits Over the Handling of His World Cup ProbeTIME
Garcia exit "a failure for FIFA"Eurosport
Michael Garcia quits as FIFA corruption investigatorSport360°
Gulf Business News -National Review Online (blog)
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Posted on 18 December 2014 | 6:25 am

Michael Garcia resignation latest incident to damage FIFA credibility – Yahoo Eurosport UK (blog)


Yahoo Eurosport UK (blog)

Michael Garcia resignation latest incident to damage FIFA credibility
Yahoo Eurosport UK (blog)
FIFA's credibility took another blow on Wednesday when its ethics investigator Michael Garcia resigned complaining of a lack of leadership in world soccer's governing body. Garcia had spent 18 months probing the turbulent bidding process for the 2018

Posted on 17 December 2014 | 8:44 pm

World Cup bid investigator Michael Garcia quits role on FIFA ethics committee – ESPN.co.uk


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World Cup bid investigator Michael Garcia quits role on FIFA ethics committee
ESPN.co.uk
Michael Garcia, the American lawyer who led the investigation into the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bid process, has resigned from the FIFA ethics committee in protest over the handling of his findings. Garcia cited a "lack of leadership" at the top of FIFA

Posted on 17 December 2014 | 7:32 pm

Five foolproof ideas for FIFA to make the Club World Cup more exciting and … – Yahoo Eurosport UK (blog)


Yahoo Eurosport UK (blog)

Five foolproof ideas for FIFA to make the Club World Cup more exciting and
Yahoo Eurosport UK (blog)
The FIFA Club World Cup has been labelled the "most pointless competition in football", and receives constant criticism from fans and journalists for its absurd lack of competitiveness. Since its establishment in 2000, only two sides from outside
FIFPro urges FIFA to probe Club World Cup gameUSA TODAY

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Posted on 17 December 2014 | 6:51 pm

Sundhage’s FIFA Ballon d’Or Gala joy – FIFA.com (registration)


Sundhage's FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala joy
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With the FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala 2014 fast approaching, Pia Sundhage found herself a touch short on words when asked how much it means to win one of the coveted annual awards: “It's something really special,” said the 2012 winner of the FIFA World Coach …

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Posted on 17 December 2014 | 5:06 pm

Whistleblower Phaedra Almajid hits back at Fifa’s dismissal of complaint – The Guardian


Whistleblower Phaedra Almajid hits back at Fifa's dismissal of complaint
The Guardian
Both Phaedra Almajid, who worked on Qatar's 2022 World Cup bid, and Bonita Mersiades, a member of the Australia 2022 bid team, complained to Fifa's disciplinary committee in the wake of the publication of Hans-Joachim Eckert's disputed summary of …

Posted on 17 December 2014 | 4:07 pm

Michael Garcia quits Fifa ethics committee over handling of report – The Guardian


The Guardian

Michael Garcia quits Fifa ethics committee over handling of report
The Guardian
The Fifa president, Sepp Blatter, in Marrakech for a meeting of the executive committee, said he was surprised by Garcia's decision. But few others were, with Garcia making his distaste for the way Fifa had handled his investigation increasingly plain.

Posted on 17 December 2014 | 3:56 pm

Fifa urged to consider staging 2022 Qatar World Cup in May and June – The Guardian


The Guardian

Fifa urged to consider staging 2022 Qatar World Cup in May and June
The Guardian
Football's world governing body, Fifa, announced last month that the most likely time slots for the tournament would be either January/February or November/December 2022, with the organisation's medical chief warning that temperatures in the Middle
Qatar risks losing 2022 World Cup without migrant labour reform, says FIFA ABC Online

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Posted on 16 December 2014 | 7:20 pm

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Garcia resignation damages FIFA's credibility

By Brian Homewood MARRAKECH (Reuters) – FIFA's credibility took another blow on Wednesday when its ethics investigator Michael Garcia resigned complaining of a lack of leadership in world soccer's governing body. Garcia had spent 18 months probing the turbulent bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, awarded to Qatar and Russia respectively in December 2010, and was angry at the way …

Posted on 18 December 2014 | 8:20 am

FIFA ethics investigator Garcia resigns in protest

By Brian Homewood and Mark Hosenball MARRAKECH, Morocco (Reuters) – FIFA ethics investigator Michael Garcia resigned on Wednesday in protest at the way his report into allegations of corruption in awarding the 2018 and 2022 World Cup tournaments to Russia and Qatar was handled by the soccer governing body's ethics judge. Former U.S. prosecutor Garcia said in a statement that he had lost …

Posted on 18 December 2014 | 8:19 am

Fifa World Cup investigator Garcia quits

The lawyer who investigated the claims about unethical behavior in the Fifa World Cup bidding process resigned.

Posted on 18 December 2014 | 7:59 am

FIFA’s Ethics Investigator Quits Over the Handling of His World Cup Probe

"My role in this process is at an end," says Michael Garcia

Posted on 18 December 2014 | 6:45 am

Zwanziger to propose FIFA issue Qatar ultimatum

FIFA executive member Theo Zwanziger has said world football's governing body must tell Qatar to improve their human rights record or risk losing the 2022 World Cup. Zwanziger told Sport Bild magazine he would propose an ultimatum at a FIFA executive meeting in Morocco on Friday. Zwanziger said Qatar must adopt recommendations suggested in a report by international law firm DLA Piper to improve …

Posted on 17 December 2014 | 8:35 pm

Timeline: Buildup to Garcia's FIFA resignation

FIFA's attempts to draw the line under corruption allegations experienced another blow on Wednesday with prosecutor Michael Garcia quitting in protest at the handling of the process. The Associated Press looks at the events that led to the resignation:

Posted on 17 December 2014 | 5:30 pm

FIFA's world 'littered with corruption'

A soccer whistle-blower has criticized FIFA's "culture of self-protection" after the world governing body rejected her claim over a breach of confidentiality as the World Cup bidding saga rumbled on.

Posted on 17 December 2014 | 11:26 am

Australian whistleblower slams FIFA for Garcia rejection

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – FIFA's rejection of Michael Garcia's appeal over misrepresentations in the statement on the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bidding probe was "predictable" for a governing body littered with self interest, according to the Australian whistleblower referred to in the statement. FIFA on Tuesday turned down its chief investigator's appeal against Judge Eckert's statement which cleared …

Posted on 17 December 2014 | 8:57 am

FIFA rejects Garcia appeal over corruption report

FIFA on Tuesday rejected an appeal by former US prosecutor Michael Garcia against the handling of his inquiry into alleged corruption around the Russian and Qatar bids for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups. A FIFA appeal committee ruled that the request made by Garcia was "not admissible." It also turned down complaints by two people who gave evidence to Garcia's inquiry that their cover had been …

Posted on 16 December 2014 | 1:56 pm

FIFA rejects Garcia appeal against Eckert statement

By Brian Homewood ZURICH (Reuters) – FIFA ethics investigator Michael Garcia's appeal against the statement issued by ethics judge Hans-Joachim Eckert on his investigation into the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bidding process has been ruled inadmissible. FIFA also said on Tuesday there were no grounds for opening disciplinary proceedings against Eckert following complaints from whistleblowers who …

Posted on 16 December 2014 | 1:47 pm