Report: World Cup bidding corruption report won't be made public

Monday July 21st, 2014

FIFA’s report over possible ethics violations into the World Cup bidding process will not be made public, reports Around the Rings

Soccer's governing body is investigating if winning bids for the 2018 World Cup in Russia and the 2022 tournament in Qatar were ensured via bribery. 

FIFA announced Monday that they expect to deliver their report to the adjudicatory chamber by the first week of September.

A June report in The Sunday Times said millions of documents -- including bank transfers, excerpts of emails and letters -- reveal former FIFA executive committee member Mohamed Bin Hammam made payments of $5 million to officials in return for their votes on behalf of Qatar. Qatar World Cup organizers have denied allegations of wrongdoing.

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UEFA president and FIFA vice president Michel Platini said last month that a re-vote should take place on the host country for the 2022 World Cup if allegations of corruption against Qatar are proven true.

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