FIFA to establish independent ethics committee

June 5, 2006
MUNICH, Germany -- FIFA will set up an independent ethics committee to combat scandals involving referee bribing and match-fixing.

FIFA president Sepp Blatter said Monday the new panel will be the key item on the agenda of the FIFA Congress, which starts Wednesday, two days before the opening match of the World Cup.

"It's an important step forward," Blatter said. "I'm sure the congress will follow up. It's necessary where there are deviations in football."

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