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FIFA to investigate World Cup bids

January 24, 2013
By ESPN staff
FIFA ethics investigator Michael J Garcia has confirmed he is going to examine claims of wrongdoing in the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 World Cup finals.

There has been a cloud of suspicion hanging over the way Russia and Qatar came out on top, with accusations of voting pacts among the reports likely to be looked into.

Former England 2018 bid leader Lord Triesman was at the forefront of the claims and British newspapers also highlighted possible improprieties. Qatar ...

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