15:57 GMT28 May 2020
Listen Live
    Sport
    Get short URL
    0 43
    Subscribe

    FIFA President Gianni Infantino presented his road map for restoring trust in the football association during Friday's meeting of the FIFA Executive Committee in Zurich, the global football body said in a statement.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Infantio was elected as president of FIFA three weeks ago, after Joseph Blatter announced his resignation from the position on June 2 amid the ongoing corruption scandal in the football governing body.

    "Key elements include: optimising FIFA’s administration, enhancing and modernising football development efforts, renewing the focus on women’s football, and engaging with FIFA’s commercial partners," the statement reads.

    This file photo taken on June 3, 2015 shows FIFA employees entering the FIFA headquarters in Zurich
    © AFP 2020 / MICHAEL BUHOLZER
    FIFA has been mired in a corruption scandal since early 2015. In May, several high-ranking FIFA officials were arrested in Zurich on corruption charges. Prosecutors have alleged that there was widespread intra-FIFA corruption linked with World Cup bids and marketing and broadcasting rights.

    "The Executive Committee decisions this week ensure that we now move from words to actions. I am sure that with the measures in place, and those to be rolled out in the near-term, we can not only restore FIFA’s image but also ensure that the world will be proud of FIFA," the FIFA president was quoted as saying in the statement.

     

    Related:

    FIFA Notes Progress Achieved by Russia in 2018 World Cup Preparation
    German Chancellor Merkel Hopes FIFA to Become More 'Transparent'
    FIFA to Stop Selling 2018 World Cup T-Shirts of Russian Map Without Crimea
    FIFA Extends Sanctions Against Italian Match Fixing Officials and Players
    FIFA Dismisses Cayman Islands Rep Amid Ongoing Criminal Investigations
    Qatar Awarded FIFA 2022 Tournament Due to French Pressure, Not Bidding
    Tags:
    corruption scandal, FIFA, Gianni Infantino
    Community standardsDiscussion
    Comment via SputnikComment via Facebook