Michael Garcia, who led the probe into the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bid process, cited a “lack of leadership” at the top of FIFA in his resignation statement.
Hours after a FIFA judge cleared Russia and Qatar of corruption in their winning World Cup bids, the American who led the investigation said Thursday he would appeal the decision.
Qatar organizers dismissed any chance of the 2022 World Cup being taken away from the Gulf nation after a warning on Monday by a FIFA executive committee member.
FIFA sent the World Cup into uncharted territory Thursday, handing the 2018 edition to Russia and going to Qatar in 2022. America had hoped to be selected, but alas.
Photographs of two U.S.-bound mail bombs intercepted by authorities in Dubai and United Kingdom were released Saturday.