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Coca-Cola hits out at 'disappointing' Fifa World Cup report


By Natalie Mortimer | N/A

November 23, 2014 | 2 min read

Drinks giant Coca-Cola has criticised Fifa's handling of the controversial report into how the 2018 and 2022 World Cup tournaments were awarded to Qatar and Russia.

The long-time sponsor of the football governing body voiced concerns about the "conflicting perspectives" surrounding the report, which last week cleared Russia and Qatar of corruption in their controversial winning bids.

Fifa has since said it will further review the bidding process.

In a statement reported on ITV News, a Coca-Cola spokesperson commented: "Anything that detracts from the mission and ideals of the Fifa World Cup is a concern to us. The current conflicting perspectives regarding the investigation are disappointing. Our expectation is that this will be resolved quickly in a transparent and efficient manner."

Ethics investigator Michael Garcia criticised the conclusions reached by German judge Hans-Joachim Eckert, and called it it "incomplete and erroneous".

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