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Update on the FIFA Investigation into the 2022 Qatar World Cup Vote

Several media agencies are reporting the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) chief investigator, Michael Garcia, is reviewing allegations that FIFA executive committee members were provided expense-paid trips and gifts prior to the vote for the 2022 World Cup finals, which was awarded to Qatar. Specifically, according to The Telegraph, Garcia, who has been conducting his investigation for two years, collected information pertaining to “claims that football officials and their spouses were taken to Doha, the capital of the gulf state, on a private jet, and were showered with gifts. Several executive members — who are responsible for deciding which countries host the World Cup — joined the expenses-paid trip in the run-up to the decision to award Qatar the tournament.”

Details on the allegations and FIFA’s investigation can be found by clicking on the following links:

32Flags.com: “Stripping Qatar of the 2022 World Cup won’t fix FIFA’s inherent brokenness”

The Telegraph (UK): “Qatar World Cup 2022: Fifa lawyer looks into officials’ free trips before vote”

The Telegraph (UK): “Qatar World Cup 2022 scandal: Bill Clinton’s fury at vote triggered global search for truth”


About Michael L. Buckner, Esquire

An attorney who provides clients with internal investigation, civil litigation, estate planning and compliance services.


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