Blatter starts FIFA reform process

2015-06-04 19:01
(Ennio Leanza, AP)

Lausanne - FIFA President Sepp Blatter has issued his first public statement since announcing his resignation two days ago, saying he has already started the process of reforming soccer's governing body.

Blatter said on Tuesday that he would step down amid a corruption crisis that has shaken FIFA and soccer officials around the world.

FIFA says Blatter has held a meeting with audit and compliance chair Domenico Scala on Thursday to "instigate meaningful reform of the administration and structure of FIFA."

Blatter said: "I met Scala to establish a framework for action and a timetable.

"I want a comprehensive programme of reform and am very aware that only the FIFA congress can pass these reforms.  The executive committee has a particular duty to share the responsibility of driving this process."

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