Dyke: FIFA probe a charade

Dyke is unhappy with FIFA president Sepp Blatter’s response to his letter which called for Michael Garcia’s 430-page report to be published in full.

Blatter says that would be impossible because every person in the report would need to give their consent.

Dyke told Sports News HQ: “His reply seemed to really say ‘Look, we want you to talk to everybody who waived their confidentiality’.

???Well, talk to people who waived their confidentiality, fine, but I hope they are also going to talk to everybody else who is involved in this whole charade, and actually they will waive their confidentiality.

“What is interesting of course is the people who didn’t give evidence seemed to get away with it scot free.”


There has been some movement from FIFA on the report – investigator Michael Garcia has now agreed to allow the head of FIFA’s Audit and Compliance Committee, Domenico Scala to access all of his findings.

Scala will then decide whether the full investigation is passed on to FIFA???s Executive Committee, which includes the most powerful figures in the sport.

Sports News HQ spoke to Scala about the report before this summer’s world cup – here’s what he had to say.

???If there is evidence of bribery, then the decision to grant the World Cup to Qatar is null and there should be a revote.”

And FIFA ExCo member and Vice President Jim Boyce has backed Dyke’s call for the entire contents of the report to be made public.

“It is only right and proper that the executives of an organisation get to see a report of an investigation into alleged wrongdoing in that organisation,” he told Sports News HQ.

“It is particularly important in terms of the Garcia report as only the FIFA executive committee has the power to determine whether the vote for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups should be re-run.”??