7 Jun 2011

Opera star asked to help restore FIFA image

6:35 pm on 7 June 2011

FIFA president Sepp Blatter has turned to opera singer Placido Domingo and others to help restore the tarnished image of the sport's governing body.

The Spanish tenor will form part of a ''solutions committee'' which also includes former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and Dutch forward Johan Cruyff.

Mr Blatter has described their roles as advisers, a kind of council of wisdom.