FIFA's Ethics Judge Gives All-Clear to 2018/2022 Bids
Fifa's executive committee agreed to the 'appropriate' release of the report on Friday. Getty

Fifa has unanimously agreed to publish the findings of the Michael Garcia report investigating the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.

The executive committee of world football's governing body has agreed to 'appropriate publication' of the 430-report.

However, Fifa president Sepp Blatter reiterated the federation would not revisit the possibility of moving the next two editions of the competition from Russia and Qatar.

"We have always been determined the truth should be known," Blatter said.

"That is, after all, why we set up an independent ethics committee with an investigatory chamber that has all necessary means to undertake investigations on its own initiative."

Committee members met in Morocco on Friday morning to discuss the release of the report.

Blatter added: "The report is about history and I am focused on the future. We will not revisit the 2018 and 2022 vote and a report by independent, external legal experts commissioned by Mr. Scala supports the view that there are no legal grounds to revoke the Executive Committee's decision on the award of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.

No details of the report are to be published until current investigations into five individuals are completed.

Garcia, the lawyer tasked with investigating corruption in the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bidding process, resigned as head of Fifa's ethics committee on Wednesday 17 December in protest over the summary of his findings.

Garcia complained there were significant errors and omissions in Judge Hans-Joachim Eckert's summary and made a formal appeal. After his appeal was dismissed, Garcia cited 'a lack of leadership' at the top of world football's governing body as reason for his resignation.

The decision to release the Garcia report was welcomed by Britain's Fifa vice-president Jim Boyce.

"I am pleased the the Fifa executive committee decided without a vote to publish this report," said Boyce.

"It shows that people at Fifa at the moment do desire transparency and the sooner we can get on with talking about the game of football that we all love, the better."