FIFA agrees to publish Garcia report in 'appropriate form'

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Posted: Dec 19, 2014 8:01 AM

MARRAKECH, Morocco (Reuters) - FIFA's executive committee has unanimously agreed to allow the publication "in an appropriate form" the report on the bidding process for the 2018/2022 World Cups, but gave no indication of when it might happen.

Soccer's governing body had previously said it could not publish the 430-page report of former investigator Michael Garcia for legal reasons but will now do so once "ongoing procedures against individuals are concluded", FIFA president Sepp Blatter said in a statement on Friday.

Garcia resigned on Tuesday after losing an appeal against a published summary of his report, produced by FIFA ethics judge Hans-Joachim Eckert.

(Editing by Mitch Phillips)