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Watchdog cuts ties with FIFA

2011-12-01 15:25

Kiev -Global anti-corruption watchdog Transparency International says its working relationship with FIFA has ended because past allegations of wrongdoing in world football won't be investigated.

Sylvia Schenk, sports adviser to Transparency International, says she is "just astonished" that FIFA "neglected our recommendations."

Schenk and bribery expert Mark Pieth have advised FIFA this year since president Sepp Blatter pledged anti-corruption reforms after a series of scandals.

Pieth gave his first news conference Wednesday as the paid chairman of FIFA's so-called "solutions committee" overseeing changes.

Pieth ruled out investigating past scandals, though he acknowledged they should be examined.

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