New FIFA president Gianni Infantino on Friday blasted the storm of corruption allegations engulfing the 2018 and 2022 World Cups as "a lot of speculation" but backed up by "not a single fact". . . on the allegations of fraud, the 45-year-old Swiss-Italian lawyer added: "Following (those decisions) there has been a lot of speculation, a lot of allegations, but not a single fact, in six years."Infantino is making a strong claim, which would appear to contradict allegations found in the investigative work of Jonathan Calvert and Heidi Blake in The Ugly Game. Infantino can make a good start on airing out the issues by releasing the Garcia report. A more serious approach to transparency and moving on might focus on asking a truly independent body to evaluate the various claims that have been made in order to establish the difference between facts and allegations.
Sunday, March 6, 2016
Infantino Says FIFA Corruption Allegations Lack Facts