Global Issues FIFA clears Russia, Qatar in World Cup inquiry – but investigator cries foul (+video)

The world soccer body cleared the two countries of vote-buying and corruption in winning the 2018 and 2022 tournaments. But the scandal that has dogged the bids is hardly over.

By , Staff writer

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Accusations of corruption and vote-buying have dogged the awarding to Russia and Qatar of the next two World Cups. So FIFA, international soccer's top administrative body, undoubtedly hoped that its report today clearing both countries of any wrongdoing would put an end to the matter.