FA Chairman Greg Dyke To Give Evidence Regarding Qatar World Cup Bidding Process
On Tuesday, England FA chairman Greg Dyke will give evidence to members of Parliament regarding the bidding process for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
Qatar defeated bids from the United States, Japan, Australia and South Korea to win the 2022 vote.
Dyke has urged FIFA to conduct a re-vote for the tournament; Japan and Australia have also backed calls for the bid to be re-run.
Michael Garcia, FIFA ethics director, is also finalizing a report into the bidding process for both the World Cup in 2018, which was awarded to Russia, and the 2022 tournament in Qatar. However, Garcia admitted today that the report won’t be made public.
The former US attorney has spent more than 18 months investigating claims of vote trading and ethics breaching in the process of awarding the next two World Cup events to Russia and Qatar.
His finding will be submitted to the adjudicatory chamber of FIFA at the end of July with any decision involving a possible re-vote resting with FIFA’s executive committee.
Along with the Football Association chairman, the Culture Media and Sports select committee will also hear from Sunday Times journalists Jonathan Calvert and Heidi Blake on Tuesday.
The news organization reported in June that Qatari football official Mohamed Bin Hammam made payments totaling £3 million ($5.1 million) in return for support for his country’s bid.
Qatar has denied any wrongdoings and has distanced themselves from Bin Hammam by saying the individual “acted independently” of its campaign.