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FIFA to reform after series of scandals

Sepp Blatter promised reforms of the world governing body FIFA following his re-election in June and has appointed Swiss anti-corruption expert Mark Pieth to head the reforms following bribery and anti-racisim claims.

Pieth, a University of Basel professor will outline the scope of his expert panel's work into Independent Governance of the sport at a news conference next week.

In 2004 while working for the United Nations, Pieth was chosen to serve on an independent enquiry committee looking at alleged corruption in the Iraqi oil-for-food program. He is well skilled for the task

The new body is to be called the Independent Governance Committee and up to 18 members of Pieth's team are to be named on Dec. 17 after an executive meeting of FIFA in Tokyo.


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