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Garcia’s FIFA corruption report must be published – Prince Ali

Image: Jordanian Prince Ali bin al-Hussein discusses the FIFA corruption scandal at the National Press Club in Washington December 4, 2015. REUTERS/Gary Cameron

LONDON (Reuters) – FIFA presidential candidate Prince Ali bin al-Hussein has called for Michael Garcia’s report into allegations of corruption during bidding for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups to be published immediately, the BBC said on Sunday.

Former United States Prosecutor Garcia resigned as the independent ethics investigator of world soccer’s ruling body in protest at the way his report into the bidding for the tournaments in Russia and Qatar was handled.

“People need to know what has been going on at FIFA,” Jordanian Prince Ali said.

Garcia submitted his report in September 2014. FIFA released a 42-page summary clearing Russia and Qatar of corruption, rather than publishing the full document. It is not clear when the report might be released.

Prince Ali is standing to replace Sepp Blatter as FIFA president along with Jerome Champagne, Gianni Infantino, Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim al-Khalifa and Tokyo Sexwale.

The election will take place in Zurich on Feb. 26.


(Reporting by Ed Osmond; editing by David Clarke)

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