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FIFA prosecutor Garcia pledges 'no limit' on his scope to probe corruption in football

Chairman of the two chambers of the new FIFA Ethics Committee Michael J. Garcia from the US listens during a press conference at the Home of FIFA in Zurich, Switzerland, Friday, 27. July 2012. (AP Photo/Keystone, Walter Bieri)

ZURICH - FIFA's new prosecutor Michael Garcia says there are "no limitations" on the scope of corruption allegations he can investigate, and he wants football fans to suggest cases.

Garcia, a former United States Attorney, promises that "if there is conduct in the past that warrants investigation, I will do it."

He has been urged by FIFA's anti-corruption advisers to probe how 2018 and 2022 World Cup hosting rights were awarded. European politicians want him to examine Sepp Blatter's presidential election last year.

Garcia says his authority includes "whether that area is a particular World Cup or a particular individual."

Garcia says he welcomes any "credible complaint of corruption" from whistleblowers and the public.

On Thursday, Garcia suspended Blatter's former election rival Mohamed bin Hammam for 90 days to investigate bribery allegations.

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