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Nov 14, 2014

Soccer-FIFA has “no influence” over ethics committee reports

BERNE, Nov 14 (Reuters) – FIFA has no influence over reports produced by its Ethics Committee, soccer’s world governing body said on Friday amid criticism of the findings of an investigation into the bidding process for the 2018/2022 World Cup hosting.

“The ethics committee is independent from FIFA and contains two separate chambers that mirror the system of justice in many countries with an investigatory chamber independent from the adjudicatory chamber,” FIFA said in a statement.

Nov 13, 2014

FIFA in limbo after latest twist in World Cup saga

LONDON (Reuters) – FIFA appeared to be in limbo on Thursday as a long-awaited report on the turbulent bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups was criticized by its own investigator while the soccer world watched on in a mixture of bewilderment and anger.

The dramatic twist led to further calls for the investigation’s 430-page report to be published in full, rather than the 42-page statement which was made public on Thursday.

Nov 13, 2014

Soccer-FIFA in limbo after latest twist in World Cup saga

LONDON, Nov 13 (Reuters) – FIFA appeared to be in limbo on Thursday as a long-awaited report on the turbulent bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups was criticised by its own investigator while the soccer world watched on in a mixture of bewilderment and anger.

The dramatic twist led to further calls for the investigation’s 430-page report to be published in full, rather than the 42-page statement which was made public on Thursday.

Nov 13, 2014

Soccer-England’s 2018 World Cup bid criticised in ethics report

LONDON, Nov 13 (Reuters) – England was criticised by a FIFA ethics report on Thursday for over-indulging former powerbroker Jack Warner in its attempt to win the right to host the 2018 World Cup.

England’s bid team helped an acquaintance of Warner find part-time employment in the United Kingdom and spent $55,000 to sponsor a gala event in his native Trinidad and Tobago in its attempts to win Warner’s favour, the report said.

Nov 13, 2014

FIFA judge gives all-clear to 2018/2022 bids

LONDON (Reuters) – The soccer World Cups of 2018 and 2022 are set go ahead in Russia and Qatar as planned after FIFA’s ethics committee said on Thursday it could find no grounds for reopening the controversial bidding process.

In a long-awaited report, the committee said that “the various incidents which might have occurred are not suited to compromise the integrity of the FIFA World Cup 2018/2022 bidding process as a whole”.

Nov 13, 2014

England’s 2018 World Cup bid slammed in ethics report

LONDON (Reuters) – England was slammed by a FIFA ethics report on Thursday for over-indulging former powerbroker Jack Warner in its attempt to win the right to host the 2018 World Cup.

England’s bid team helped an acquaintance of Warner find part-time employment in the United Kingdom and spent $55,000 dollars to sponsor a gala event in his native Trinidad and Tobago in its attempts to win Warner’s favour, the report said.

Nov 13, 2014

Soccer-England’s 2018 World Cup bid slammed in ethics report

LONDON, Nov 13 (Reuters) – England was slammed by a FIFA ethics report on Thursday for over-indulging former powerbroker Jack Warner in its attempt to win the right to host the 2018 World Cup.

England’s bid team helped an acquaintance of Warner find part-time employment in the United Kingdom and spent 55,000 US dollars to sponsor a gala event in his native Trinidad and Tobago in its attempts to win Warner’s favour, the report said.

Nov 13, 2014

FIFA’s ethics judge gives all-clear to 2018/2022 bids

LONDON (Reuters) – The soccer World Cups of 2018 and 2022 are set go ahead in Russia and Qatar as planned after FIFA’s ethics committee said on Thursday it could find no grounds for reopening the controversial bidding process.

In a long-awaited report, the committee said that “the various incidents which might have occurred are not suited to compromise the integrity of the FIFA World Cup 2018/2022 bidding process as a whole.”

Nov 13, 2014

FIFA’s ethics judge gives all-clear to 2018/2022 bids

LONDON (Reuters) – The soccer World Cups of 2018 and 2022 are set go ahead in Russia and Qatar as planned after FIFA’s ethics committee said on Thursday it could find no grounds for reopening the controversial bidding process.

In a long-awaited report, the committee said that “the various incidents which might have occurred are not suited to compromise the integrity of the FIFA World Cup 2018/2022 bidding process as a whole.”

Nov 13, 2014

Soccer-FIFA’s ethics judge gives all-clear to 2018/2022 bids

LONDON, Nov 13 (Reuters) – The soccer World Cups of 2018 and 2022 are set go ahead in Russia and Qatar as planned after FIFA’s ethics committee said on Thursday it could find no grounds for reopening the controversial bidding process.

In a long-awaited report, the committee said that “the various incidents which might have occurred are not suited to compromise the integrity of the FIFA World Cup 2018/2022 bidding process as a whole.”