MARRAKECH, Morocco – The FIFA executive committee is meeting Thursday amid a renewed crisis after the prosecutor it appointed resigned in protest over the handling World Cup bid investigation.
The sudden decision by Michael Garcia to quit Wednesday could increase pressure within FIFA President Sepp Blatter's executive committee to publish the American lawyer's 430-page examination of the votes that awarded the World Cup to Russia in 2018 and Qatar in 2022.
Blindsided by Garcia's resignation, Blatter told The Associated Press it would be one subject of discussion at the two-day board meeting.
Executive committee meetings are always closed-door affairs but sideline politicking was already under way.
The 27 board members are split over releasing some or all of Garcia's report, which led to three of them facing unethical conduct charges.