FIFA has taken note of the resignation of Michael J. Garcia as Chairman of the Investigatory Chamber of the FIFA Ethics Committee with immediate effect.
FIFA President Blatter: “I am surprised by Mr Garcia’s decision. The work of the Ethics Committee will nonetheless continue and will be a central part of the discussions at the ExCo meeting in the next two days.”
Pending the election of a new chairman of the Ethics Committee by the FIFA Congress, the FIFA Executive Committee will appoint an acting chairman to serve as a replacement for Mr Garcia.
FIFA has no further comment at this stage.