Qatar has been cleared to host the 2022 World Cup after Fifa’s ethics committee ruled any breaches of the rules were only of “very limited scope” and closed its investigation into the controversial bidding process. As revealed by the Guardian, the governing body’s ethics committee has decided after an 18-month investigation by the former New York district attorney Michael Garcia there is not sufficient evidence to justify stripping either Russia or Qatar of the 2018 or 2022 tournaments. The report did note computers used by the Russian bid had been destroyed and emails were unavailable to investigators. Alexei Sorokin, who runs Russia’s 2018 organising committee, denied a deliberate cover-up. He said: “Everything we could supply to the investigation, we did.” The decision to award Qatar the 2018 tournament in December 2010 was hugely controversial, prompting an avalanche of allegations about the way it won the bid and concerns about the searing heat in which it would be played and the treatment of migrant workers building the infrastructure underpinning it. In a 42-page summary of Garcia’s 430-page report, Hans-Joachim Eckert, the head of the adjudicatory arm of Fifa’s ethics committee, said while there were concerns over aspects of Qatar’s bid they… Read full this story
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