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Interviewee beware, FIFA ethics' confidential doesn't mean confidential after all

Michael Garcia6By Paul Nicholson
October 20 – In response to allegations and evidence that he promised confidentiality to those interviewed in his investigation of the bidding process for 2018 and 2022, FIFA's chief ethics investigator, Michael Garcia, has told German news magazine Der Spiegel that the wording is merely a "standard statement".

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Exclusive: FIFA plans to ramp up Ebola aid and awareness drive

Michel DHoogheBy Andrew Warshaw
October 20 - FIFA is to step up its global awareness drive highlighting the threat of the Ebola virus which has killed more than 4,500 people and has placed next year's African Cup of Nations in serious jeopardy.

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Eckert reiterates confidentiality but promises November report summary

Hans-Joachim EckertBy Andrew Warshaw
October 17 - The German judge overseeing FIFA's investigation into possible corruption surrounding the 2018 and 2022 World Cup ballot has re-iterated once and for all that the 430-page report submitted to him cannot be published in full for legal reasons.

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Exclusive: Was Garcia being disingenuous? Proof he promised confidentiality

Michael Garcia6By Paul Nicholson
October 15 – Insideworldfootball has received copy of correspondence from FIFA's chairman of its investigatory chamber Michael Garcia proving he promised confidentiality to an interviewee in the investigation into the bidding cities and their conduct in the race to host the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.

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Blatter adds to condemnation of bomb attacks on Cypriot refs

CyprusOctober 14 - FIFA President Sepp Blatter has condemned the latest attack against referees in Cyprus, one of the less publicised by most worrying trends in European football.

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Blatter calls for rethink of away goals rule

Sepp Blatter 19October 10 – FIFA president Sepp Blatter has questioned the away goals rule, saying that it was conceived at a time when away games were often an adventure and playing conditions could vary significantly in favour of the home team.

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D'Hooghe heads call for new concussion rule to be made law

Michel DHoogheBy Andrew Warshaw
October 10 - FIFA's medical supremo Michel D'Hooghe wants time-outs for cases of concussion to become law so they are applied at domestic level throughout world football.

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Coca-Cola's Steele backs FIFA to act to get transparency right

Coca-Cola and Brasil 2014By Andrew Warshaw
October 9 - One of FIFA's leading World Cup sponsors responded emphatically today to accusations of staying silent over allegations of corruption that have swirled around world football's governing body.

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Mayne-Nicholls ponders a push for a place in the FIFA sun

Harald Mayne-NichollsBy Andrew Warshaw
October 9 - The FIFA-appointed expert who headed the bidding countries evaluation committee and first cautioned about the dangers of taking the 2022 World Cup to Qatar, is considering running against Sepp Blatter for the world governing body's presidency next year.

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