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7 hours ago

FIFA agrees to review World Cup corruption report

FIFA ethics boss Hans-Joachim Eckert has hit back at critics of his recent report in to the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.

ZURICH -- FIFA will further review the 2018 and 2022 World Cup corruption investigation, putting the status of hosts Russia and Qatar back in question.

The head of FIFA's auditing committee will examine the full 430-page confidential report by American prosecutor Michael Garcia into impropriety during the bid process, reviving a probe which seemed closed one week ago.

Domenico Scala, a Swiss businessman who serves as the football body's audit panel chairman, will then decide whether to turn over...

By ESPN Staff
11 hours ago

Garcia and Eckert to meet over corruption investigation

The judge and prosecutor behind FIFA's World Cup bid corruption investigation will meet on Thursday in an effort to repair their relations.

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 By PA Sport
11 hours ago

FIFA executive committee member wanted cash for votes - report

ESPN FC's Gab Marcotti gives his opinion on whether UEFA should leave FIFA because of FIFA's failure to publish an entire report of their actions.

A FIFA Executive Committee member was reported to the world governing body's ethics committee after asking for "hard cash" in return for votes during bidding for the 2018 and 2022 World Cup -- but no action was taken, said a former FIFA ethics committee member. 

Les Murray, an Australian who was on the FIFA ethics committee at the time, said he reported the demand to his superiors after being informed of it by people working for the Australia 2022 bid.

Sources with knowledge of the cash-for-votes...

By ESPN Staff
16 hours ago

Ronaldo proud of Brazil's World Cup

Brazil's legendary striker Ronaldo says he's proud of the way his country hosted the 2014 World Cup.

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 By PA Sport
1 day ago

FIFA whistleblower Phaedra Almajid says 'I'll always be in fear'

The ESPN FC team delve deeper as FIFA cleared Qatar and Russia of corruption over their World Cup bids.

A whistleblower who made corruption allegations against the Qatar 2022 World Cup bid claims she will live the rest of her life in fear after receiving threats against her and her children.

Phaedra Almajid, who worked for the Qatar 2022 bid team before losing her job in 2010, provided evidence of wrongdoing to Michael Garcia's independent inquiry into the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bids.

Her evidence was given on condition of anonymity -- a condition she believes was deliberately breached in a summary...