File - In this Jan. 21, 2015 photo, FIFA 2018/2022 technical inspection team leader Harold Mayne-Nicholls talks during a coalition meeting on FIFA reform at the European Parliament in Brussels. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)
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Football's world governing body FIFA Monday banned the former head of their bid evaluation committee for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups for seven years for "confidentiality" breaches.Harold Mayne-Nicholls, a former Chilean FA president, wrote the report that gave Qatar the worst ranking of the candidates for the 2022 World Cup finals, which the wealthy Gulf state went on to win.FIFA has since held an inquiry into the bid process for the 2018 World Cup in Russia and the 2022 tournament, and has changed the date of the Qatar tournament to November-December because of concerns about the heat.
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