FIFA has released the previously confidential Garcia report into alleged corruption surrounding the 2018/2022 World Cup bidding process. Previously the report, compiled in 2104 by American lawyer Michael Garcia, was said to be private and would never be released by FIFA. Garcia, hired as an independent ethics investigator, quit when FIFA instead released a 42-page version of his report which acted as a summary of his findings, as he clashed with FIFA’s now former chairmen of the ethics committee, Cornel Borbely and Hans-Joachim Eckert.
Jurgen Klinsmann had quashed speculation linking him with taking the vacant managerial position at Sunderland. The Black Cats were relegated from the Premier League last season and as they prepare for life in England’s second-tier they are managerless and American owner Ellis Short is still searching for a new owner for the club.
Germany football coach Joachim Loew wants more clarity from sports leaders following speculation that doping of Russia's 2014 World Cup squad was covered up. The World Cup-winning coach urged the World Anti-Doping Agency and FIFA to be transparent and identify players implicated. "If there really are names there, they shouldn't be hidden at all," Loew said Wednesday at a news conference in Sochi, where his team plays a Confederations Cup semifinal. "I can't prove it and no one apparently can if we are not having the facts here on the table," Loew said through a translator. "And if players have been doped, well, they have to be removed, they have to be suspended." Loew was asked by German broadcaster