Michael Garcia, the lead investigator into alleged corruption surrounding the 2018 and 2022 World Cups bidding process, has criticised soccer`s global governing body FIFA for not conducting its ethics investigations in an open manner.
After cricket, kabaddi and badminton, Indians are getting ready for their tryst with franchise football. World football boss, Sepp Blatter, defined Indian football as a 'sleeping giant' during his visit in 2007. Blatter is now preparing to contest his fifth term as FIFA President, while the condition of Indian football remains constant, just as it was seven years ago.
FIFA presidential candidate Jerome Champagne wants to tackle the many problems that lie behind football`s glittering facade and which, until now, have been rarely discussed by football`s governing body.
Opponents of FIFA president Sepp Blatter should run against him instead of merely criticising his decision to go for another term at the helm of world soccer`s governing body, Borussia Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke said on Friday.
European soccer clubs have refused to rule out a summer World Cup in Qatar in 2022, saying they want to be given "strong, decisive" reasons before accepting a decision to move it to a different time of year.