Hans-Joachim Eckert and Michael Garcia, the two officials at the centre of FIFA's study into corruption allegations surrounding the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, have agreed to release a full copy of their report to the chairman of FIFA's Audit and Compliance Committee, Domenico Scala.
Eckert and Garcia met yesterday to discuss the former's 42-page summary, released on November 13, which cleared Russia and Qatar to host the next two World Cups.
The report was based on Garcia's 350-page report into the bidding campaigns, but just hours after it was made public, the United States attorney claimed Eckert's shortened summary contained "numerous materially incomplete and erroneous representations of the facts and conclusions".
At today's meeting, Eckert and Garcia "agreed that it is of major importance" the FIFA Executive Committee has the "information necessary" to evaluate the work done by its Ethics Committee.
They duly made themselves available to answer any questions from either Scala or the Committee.
Scala will put selected evidence to the Executive Committee, who will then "evaluate which steps are required".
A statement from Eckert and Garcia confirmed a number of individuals have had ethics cases opened against them by the latter, although it is not known how many, or for what specific reasons.
This latest development comes after FIFA lodged a separate criminal complaint with the Swiss Attorney General on Tuesday (November 18).
The statement added: "Neither the recent referral of the reports to the Swiss Federal Public Prosecutor's Office nor the request to the chairman of the FIFA Audit and Compliance Committee will interfere with those ongoing proceedings".
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