Talks sought amid World Cup row

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Published: Friday 14th November 2014 by The News Editor

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Fifa ethics judge Joachim Eckert has said he wants to talk to US investigator Michael Garcia, who rejected his World Cup bid corruption report as “incomplete and erroneous”.

The German declined to discuss the row between the two men over the probe into the winning World Cup bids from Russia and Qatar.

Mr Eckert said: “I must and want to first speak with Garcia.”

Mr Eckert, whose report was based on Mr Garcia’s confidential investigation, cleared both countries of corruption and said there was no reason to reopen the votes for the 2018 and 2022 tournaments.

Mr Eckert tried to close the bid probe on Thursday, when Fifa published his 42-page summary, but Mr Garcia denounced Mr Eckert’s findings.

Published: Friday 14th November 2014 by The News Editor

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