Zurich — Transparency International says too many FIFA
member federations are secretive about what they do and how they spend money.
The anti-corruption monitoring group says 168 of the 209
FIFA members fail to make financial reports publicly available. Each got at
least $2.05 million from FIFA's 2014 World Cup revenues.
TI managing director Cobus de Swardt says: "The risk of
corruption at too many football associations around the world is high."
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Research published Thursday follows U.S. and Swiss criminal
investigations of FIFA and senior officials.
The 16-page document says one in five national soccer bodies
has no website to explain its work, and 178 do not publish annual activity
TI says just 14 of the 209 members passed its transparency
test by publishing accounts, statutes, activity report and code of conduct.For
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