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FIFA to discuss reforms with partners - Valcke

2015-07-24 14:32
Jerome Valcke (AFP)

St Petersburg - FIFA will meet its leading commercial partners next month after three of them increased pressure for major reforms to soccer's governing body following a series of corruption scandals.

FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke said that Coca-Cola, Visa and McDonald's had written asking for information about what was being done to clean up the governance of the sport and admitted that the situation made it difficult to attract new sponsors.

"Clearly, there were a number of sponsors, mainly three, its Coca-Cola, McDonald's and Visa, who have expressed and sent a letter to FIFA, asking for information," he told a press conference.

"Two or three days ago we received a letter from all of them offering to meet together, so there will be a meeting next month."

The scandals around FIFA came to a head in May when US prosecutors indicted nine soccer officials, most of whom had FIFA positions, and five marketing and broadcasting company executives over a range of alleged offences, including fraud, money-laundering and racketeering.

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