FIFA Criminal Complaint Related To World Cup Inquiry


Days after declaring that its investigation into the bidding for soccer’s 2018 and 2022 World Cups had not found any evidence pointing to a corruption of that process, FIFA announced on Tuesday that it was turning over the report from the inquiry to Swiss authorities because it suspected that its investigators had uncovered criminal activity.

The significance of the dramatic-sounding request by FIFA President Sepp Blatter for a criminal investigation was far from clear. But FIFA said Swiss attorney general Michael Lauber will get all 430 confidential pages of American prosecutor Michael Garcia’s investigation.

ABC’s Tom Rivers joined us from London to discuss:

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