30 Mar 2012

FIFA braces itself ahead of corruption report

6:53 pm on 30 March 2012

As FIFA's executive committee braces itself to receive an anti-corruption, president Sepp Blatter says football's governing body needs actions, not just words.

Professor Mark Pieth, who heads FIFA's governance committee, has produced the report on the way FIFA operates as part of an attempt to reform the organisation following a series of corruption scandals.

Blatter says he's pleased to see his main ideas for reform in the Mark Pieth's report.

FIFA's president has recently sought to distance himself from his fellow executive committee members, pointing out they are chosen by their respective continental confederations, and that he has no say in the matter.