FIFA has been urged to publish an investigation into World Cup corruption allegations or risk further damage to its credibility and the reputation of football.
Sajid Javid, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, has written to FIFA president Sepp Blatter urging him to release “a full account” of the report by US lawyer Michael Garcia.
In his letter Mr Javid says the handling of the Garcia report “calls into question FIFA’S independence and transparency” and falls short of the ethical standards it should aspire to.
Mr Javid’s intervention, which echoes a similar demand by FA chairman Greg Dyke, comes after FIFA suffered further financial fallout from the affair with the withdrawal of World Cup sponsor Sony.
The Japanese electronics manufacturer, which has been a FIFA partner since 2006, has confirmed it will not renew its partnership following ongoing allegations of wrongdoing in the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bidding process…. see more