BRING IT TO LIGHT
The investigation into the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 World Cup tournaments, chaired by former US attorney general Michael Garcia, has been submitted to FIFA's Chief Judge HansJoachim Eckert, who will soon dole out sanctions, if needed.
Judge Eckert has said that, though the details of the report will not be made public in accordance with FIFA's protocol, the “first public statement of our position with regards to this report” will be made at the beginning of November. However, a chorus of voices around the world, including Garcia's, has urged FIFA to make the findings public. FIFA's Asian Vice President Prince Ali bin Al Hussein expressed his wish on Twitter for the report to be published. “This will only help the football community move ahead in reforming our institutions in the best interest of the sport,” he said. Meanwhile, FIFA Executive Committee member Theo Zwanziger said that Qatar could be stripped of the tournament over the extreme heat in the country. FIFA refused to comment on this, saying it was Zwanziger's personal opinion.