FIFA dismisses prosecutor Michael Garcia's appeal of World Cup probe

BY foxsports • December 16, 2014

FIFA has dismissed ethics prosecutor Michael Garcia's appeal challenging how his World Cup bid investigation was handled.

FIFA says Garcia's appeal was ruled "not admissible."

Garcia had objected to ethics judge Joachim Eckert's summary of the World Cup bid investigation, claiming "numerous materially incomplete and erroneous representations" of his work.

Eckert sought to close down the case against all nine bidding candidates. Russia won the right to host the World Cup in 2018 and Qatar won the vote for the 2022 tournament.

However, FIFA says Eckert's report "does not constitute a decision... and as such is neither legally binding nor appealable."

It is unclear if Garcia can now take his appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

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