Embrace transparency, FIFA told

TI said that, despite recent measures, world soccer's governing body still gave the impression of being run "like an old boys' network".

FIFA reacted swiftly to TI's findings, issuing a statement which said: "The FIFA President already publicly stated in October 2010 that FIFA would show zero tolerance towards any form of corruption in football.

"While FIFA acknowledges that work remains to be done, it is convinced that the measures which have been implemented and the direction which has been taken will help to further strengthen FIFA's governance in cooperation with the FIFA Executive Committee, the member associations, the confederations and other FIFA stakeholders."

TI, however, said a great deal remained to be done at FIFA and urged that a new anti-corruption group should be composed of representatives from outside FIFA, such as elder statesmen, sponsors, media and civil society, and from inside football, such as players, those involved in women's football, referees and supporters.

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