Independent Ethics Committee

Adjudicatory Chamber

Media Release


Statement on behalf of the independent FIFA Ethics Committee

Hans-Joachim Eckert

The chairmen of the investigatory and adjudicatory chambers as well as the deputy chairman of the adjudicatory chamber of the independent FIFA Ethics Committee met on 16 and 17 February 2015 to discuss the status of the ongoing investigations in relation to the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 FIFA World Cups™ as well as other matters.

Over the last few months, the investigatory chamber, led by its independent chairman Cornel Borbély, has been working diligently on the investigation proceedings opened against individuals and has now submitted a first set of final reports and accompanying investigation files to the adjudicatory chamber for its consideration. Following a thorough assessment, the adjudicatory chamber will decide whether or not to open adjudicatory proceedings. Further final reports by the investigatory chamber are expected to be submitted to the adjudicatory chamber within the coming months.

In accordance with art. 36 of the Code of Ethics and in order not to jeopardise ongoing proceedings, only the final decision of the adjudicatory chamber may be made public. As such, no further information as to the contents of the proceedings can be shared at this stage.

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