Blatter Plans To Set Up Anti-Corruption Body

FIFA's president Sepp Blatter has said he wants to set up an anti-corruption committee to police world soccer's governing body.

"I will take care of it personally, to make sure that there is no corruption at FIFA. This committee will strengthen our credibility and give us a new image in terms of transparency," he said in an interview with the Swiss newspaper Sonntag Zeitung.

He said the committee would consist of seven to nine members, not just from sport but from politics, finance, business and culture. Blatter said he would not sit on the committee himself as he wants to guarantee its independence.

Last year, two of FIFA's 24-man executive committee were suspended over allegations they had offered to sell their votes in the contest to host the 2018 and 2022 World Cups. They missed December's vote in which FIFA chose Russia to host the 2018 tournament and Qatar in 2022.

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