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FIFA pledges Eur20 million towards new anti-corruption unit

FIFA pledges Eur20 million towards new anti-corruption unit

FIFA president Sepp Blatter - Getty Images Sport
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10 May 2011
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FIFA president Sepp Blatter, who is seeking re-election to the helm of the organisation on June 1, told reporters the money would be used to set up a dedicated anti-corruption unit in Singapore. “It is crucial for us to go together with political authorities, with police authorities to fight those who want to destroy our game,” Blatter said, according to Reuters.

“I'm a sad president because, after 36 years in FIFA, I thought we would be at the end of a wonderful development of the game,” he added. Interpol secretary general Ron Noble said that match-fixers used “false and violent” methods to move money around the world.

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