Sunday, March 6, 2016

Infantino Says FIFA Corruption Allegations Lack Facts

This is pretty amazing via AFP:
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.


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