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Eckert, Garcia to meet amid FIFA probe crisis


 The judge and prosecutor behind FIFA's World Cup bid corruption investigation will meet Thursday in an effort to repair their relations and restore the reputation of a case seemingly in disarray.

   The whereabouts of the meeting between FIFA ethics judge Joachim Eckert and prosecutor Michael Garcia is a secret -- as is the American lawyer's investigation findings.

   Eckert sought talks with Garcia after he appealed to FIFA against the German judge's decision last Thursday to close the probe of the 2018 and 2022 bidding contests, won by Russia and Qatar.

   Garcia says there were "numerous materially incomplete and erroneous representations" of his work in Eckert's 42-page summary judgment.

   FIFA has since sent Garcia's report to Switzerland's attorney general in a criminal complaint against unnamed individuals.

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