Blatter expresses surprise over criticism

February 10, 2013
By Associated Press
JOHANNESBURG -- FIFA president Sepp Blatter expressed his surprise Sunday at public criticism of soccer's governing body by its own anti-corruption advisers and said they were sometimes working outside their mandate.

Blatter said the independent advisers, who Blatter invited in to help FIFA reform in 2011, were on occasion making demands and not recommendations.

"From time to time I realized that it is a deviation of the original objective and they are not coming with solutions, ...

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