Qatar 2022 World Cup investigation delayed

Last updated 09:48 22/07/2014

Relevant offers

Football

Russian football clubs push for pay cuts after fall in the rouble Zlatan Ibrahimovic unhappy at coming second on list of Swedish greats Auckland City FC resigned to losing coach Ramon Tribulietx Atletico Madrid president hints at possible Fernando Torres return Fresh start for New Zealand football in 2014 Arsenal's injury epidemic more than anecdotal Wellington Phoenix vs Auckland City game a no go for now Auckland City's Simon Arms back to study after Club World Cup whirlwind Auckland City's Club World Cup heroes arrive home, already looking overseas Auckland City FC coach Ramon Tribulietx given late Halberg Awards nomination

An investigation into the decision to award the 2022 World Cup to Qatar, initially scheduled for completion this month, is only likely to be finished in September, Fifa says.

''We expect to deliver our report to the adjudicatory chamber by the first week of September 2014,'' said a statement issued by Fifa on behalf of its ethics committee on Monday.

Former United States attorney Michael Garcia has been leading an internal probe by Fifa's ethics committee into allegations of corruption in the run-up to the vote in December 2010, which awarded the tournament to the Gulf state.

Garcia, who began his investigation 18 months ago, had said in June that he expected to deliver his report by around the end of this month.

When complete, Garcia's report will be handed to German judge Hans-Joachim Eckert, head of the ethics committee's adjudicatory chamber, and if he finds corruption, Qatar could face a challenge to its position as host either through a re-vote or other processes.

Shortly before the World Cup in Brazil, Britain's Sunday Times newspaper reported that some of the ''millions of documents'' it had seen linked payments by former Fifa executive committee member Mohamed Bin Hammam to officials to win backing for Qatar's World Cup bid.

Qatar has denied all allegations of corruption.

Ad Feedback

- Reuters

Special offers
Opinion poll

Will Burnley retain their EPL status?

Yes, they've found a winning formula

Maybe, but there’s a long way to go

No. They lack quality in certain areas

Vote Result

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content