Zurich — FIFA President Sepp Blatter says its key officials
should be required to pass integrity checks.
The 79-year-old Blatter used his column in FIFA's weekly
magazine to float reforms. Blatter didn't address a recent report he could
perform a U-turn and stand in the fresh presidential elections.
Four days after being elected for a fifth, four-year term,
Blatter abruptly announced plans on June 2 to resign from the scandal-tainted
world body. FIFA says he stands by that statement.
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A July 20 executive committee meeting will decide the
election date, and Blatter says it will also take "decisions on extensive
changes to the FIFA structure."
Blatter says he endorses a motion from German Football
Association President Wolfgang Niersbach to introduce "independent
integrity checks for all members of the most important FIFA committees."
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