First, a review of the proposed investigations:
- Mohammed bin Hammam, currently re-suspended by FIFA for alleged bribery
- Awarding of the 2018/2022 World Cups to Russia and Qatar
- Awarding of the 2006 World Cup to Germany
- Conduct of Sepp Blatter
- Fallout from the so-called ISL scandal
The questions that I'd like to ask Garcia following from his comments start with these:
- What is the product of an investigation? A report? Findings?
- Do your investigations have a "terms of reference" or a "probable cause" statement that initiates action? If so, will you release them? If not, how do you avoid charges of ad hoc decision making?
- What is the process that you will use to conduct an investigation? Public evidentiary hearings? On-record interviews? What else?
- What is the time frame of these investigations? When will you report your findings?
- What resources do you have at your disposal and how will they be allocated across these topics?
It is not an overstatement to say that how Garcia handles these investigations will go a long way to sustaining FIFA's tenuous efforts at reform. People who are paying attention and with access can help that process along by asking questions such as these, and expecting answers.