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Investigator to appeal FIFA decision

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GENEVA (AP) — Hours after a FIFA judge cleared Russia and Qatar of corruption in their winning World Cup bids, the American who led the investigation says he would appeal the decision to close the case.

Prosecutor Michael Garcia criticized ethics judge Joachim Eckert’s 42-page report clearing the 2018 and 2022 World Cup hosts. Garcia says Eckert’s decision which was released today is based on “materially incomplete and erroneous” information.


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