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 By PA Sport
5 days 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...

5 days ago

2022 World Cup hosts Qatar: Conditions for workers have improved

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

Qatar has claimed that the working conditions and human rights situation in the Gulf state have improved, in the wake of a recent Amnesty International report which claimed otherwise.

"We had no more deaths, and the living conditions [for workers] have improved," Nasser Al-Khater, the CEO of the 2022 World Cup organisation committee, told German sports weekly Sport Bild.

Last week, Amnesty International released a report stating that the 2022 World Cup hosts have "not taken credible steps required...

ESPN FC  By ESPN staff
6 days ago

FIFA files criminal complaint over 2018, 2022 World Cup bidding

Philippe Auclair ridicules FIFA and explains why he believes the FA can not attempt to fight on their own.

FIFA has lodged a criminal complaint with the Swiss attorney general over the "possible misconduct of individual persons" in bidding for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.

FIFA's ethics judge Hans-Joachim Eckert last week published his summary of an investigation by the chairman of the investigatory chamber of the FIFA Ethics Committee, Michael Garcia. The summary highlighted concerns over the bidding process in relation to some countries, though Garcia has since lodged an appeal against the way his report...

ESPN FC  By ESPN staff
7 days ago

Report: Hans-Joachim Eckert, Michael Garcia set FIFA probe meeting date

Former FA Chairman David Bernstein has called on UEFA to boycott the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

FIFA's ethics judge Hans-Joachim Eckert and FIFA watchdog Michael Garcia are reported to be meeting on Thursday to discuss the American lawyer's World Cup bidding probe, according to Sky Sports.

Garcia sought the meeting after his ethics panel co-chairman Eckert last week released a summary of Garcia's investigation into World Cup bidding that the former U.S. federal prosecutor calls "incomplete and erroneous."

Swiss law professor Mark Pieth, one of four senior figures involved in the FIFA reform...

By ESPN Staff
Nov 14, 2014

Nicol: We know it's corrupt

The ESPN FC crew discuss FIFA's corruption report, clearing Qatar and Russia of corruption over their World Cup bids.

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