IamA reporter for The Associated Press covering FIFA, its controversy surrounding the World Cup bidding process and preparations to host the tournament in 2018 and 2022. AMA!
My name is Rob Harris, and I’m a sports journalist for The Associated Press based in London. Part of my beat is FIFA, the organizing body of the World Cup.
I have been reporting on ethics issues with the 2018 and 2022 bidding process, concerns that led FIFA’s top ethics attorney to resign in protest of how the organization handled his investigation findings. On Friday, FIFA announced that it would eventually release the finding but would not reopen the bidding process for 2018 and 2022.
I also recently reported on problems with working conditions in Qatar among those preparing the small country to host the tournament in 2022, including those in the construction and transportation sectors.
You can see more of my work here, and I’m happy to answer any questions you may have! I'll be answering questions from 1-2 p.m. ET.
EDIT: Thanks for all the questions, everyone! Enjoyed talking with you and please feel free to follow me on Twitter here: @RobHarris and our work here: http://bigstory.ap.org/content/rob-harris