FIFA `bidding` scam report delayed by several weeks

Johannesburg: FIFA prosecutor Michael Garcia`s report on alleged World Cup bidding scam has been reportedly delay ed by several weeks.

The report, which was earlier expected to be delivered late-July, is expected to come out in early September.

FIFA said that the ethics committee`s investigatory chamber expects to submit its report in the first week of September, News 24 reported.

However, Garcia set a target of late July to deliver his confidential report to ethics judge Joachim Eckert.

Eckert will use the investigation file to decide on possible sanctions against nine bidders which competed to host the 2018 or 2022 World Cup.

Russia and Qatar, respectively, won hosting rights in December 2010 votes of FIFA`s executive committee.

FIFA President Sepp Blatter has said only his ruling board, and not Eckert, has power to overturn a vote and order a re-run.