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FIFA approached Transparency International for advice

Blatter Approached Transparency International for advice

The recent measures taken by FIFA to curb corruption in the entity are insufficient, the anti corruption NGO Transparency International said Tuesday.

Invited by FIFA to propose reforms, the NGO suggested the organization that runs the football world should conduct independent investigations into allegations of corruption made ​​in the recent past, so that FIFA can fight the current “crisis of confidence” in the international football (soccer) organization.

Transparency International also urged FIFA to create a group that includes former heads of state, NGO representatives, fans, sponsors, clubs and media representatives to monitor reforms and investigations.

Transparency also suggests that FIFA must act clearly and transparently on financial reporting, revealing all information on executive bonuses and salaries of FIFA employees. It also suggests that its 208 national members agree with all of the FIFA reforms as a precondition to attend the World Cup or receive financial aid from FIFA.

FIFA´s answer.-

In their website, FIFA declared that it has read with interest the report “Safe Hands: Building integrity and transparency at FIFA” published today by Transparency International (TI), which contains recommendations on corporate governance and compliance. The FIFA President welcomes the contact with TI and acknowledges their input, and insists that especially after the FIFA Congress on 1 June 2011, FIFA remains committed to the task of continuing to improve its organisation, with a strong focus on increasing transparency and acting with zero tolerance against any form of corruption.
In this regard, FIFA noted that several of the best practices and recommendations made by the TI report are already being implemented by FIFA, and that others have been approved by the 2011 FIFA Congress for their implementation in the coming months.

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