Fifa crisis: Ali demands publication of Garcia report

This photo taken on October 8, 2015 in Zurich shows the entrance sign with the logo at the FIFA world headquarters. FIFA's ethics watchdog on Thursday suspended the two most powerful men in football, Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini, for 90 days in a sensational new blow to the sport's scandal-tainted governing body. Issa Hiyatou head of the Confederation of African Football, a Blatter ally, was put in charge of the multi-billion dollar body. AFP PHOTO / FABRICE COFFRINI

Fifa presidential candidate Prince Ali bin al-Hussein is demanding that the Michael Garcia’s report into allegations of World Cup bidding corruption be published now.

Garcia resigned as Fifa’s independent ethics investigator in protest at the handling of his report into the bidding for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups but it is believed the full report may not be made public until Swiss authorities conclude a criminal investigation.

Prince Ali according to the BBC Sports said: “People need to know what has been going on at Fifa.”

The Jordanian said football’s world governing body needed to have some “basic norms”, which included the immediate publication of the Garcia report.

After former US prosecutor Garcia submitted his findings in September 2014, Fifa released a 42-page summary that cleared Russia and Qatar – the next two World Cup hosts – of corruption.

Garcia resigned, claiming that summary was “incomplete and erroneous”.

Prince Ali is one of five candidates to succeed Sepp Blatter, along with Jerome Champagne, Gianni Infantino, Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim al-Khalifa and Tokyo Sexwale.

The election will take place at the body’s next¬†extraordinary congress in Zurich on 26 February.