24 Apr 2013

Key member quits FIFA reform process

7:16 am on 24 April 2013

A leading member of the body set up to advise FIFA on its anti-corruption reforms has resigned, saying she does not believe world football's governing body is taking the process of change seriously enough.

Alexandra Wrage, who served on FIFA's independent governance committee, which was set up to advise on reform after allegations of corruption in the organisation, says she sees no point in continuing her work.

She says FIFA's response to the governance recommendations was breathtaking.

Among the proposals put forward by Wrage which she says were rejected by FIFA were neutral, independent, centralised vetting on new candidates for the executive committee with FIFA preferring self-declaration.

She says proposals for disclosures on compensation were rejected outright by the executive committee.

Meanwhile FIFA president Sepp Blatter's Twitter account was hacked with a series of bizarre Tweets saying he was stepping down and was involved in corruption.