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USA: FIFA must be reformed from the top, says head of US Soccer Dan Flynn00:41

USA: FIFA must be reformed from the top, says head of US Soccer Dan Flynn

United States, Washington D.C.
July 16, 2015 at 16:11 GMT +00:00 · Published

FIFA must implement comprehensive reforms starting at the top, beginning with the election of a new president following Sepp Blatter's resignation, said CEO and Secretary General of the US Soccer Federation Dan Flynn in Washington, D.C., Wednesday.

Speaking at a congressional hearing on the FIFA corruption scandal, Flynn added that "US Soccer will look to the new president to lead this reform. We understand that many traditional soccer powers also believe it is time for a change."

FIFA President Sepp Blatter announced his resignation on June 2, only four days after he was re-elected to the position, after Swiss prosecutors and the US Justice department launched seperate investigations into corruption within the organisation. Fourteen FIFA officials were arrested at the end of May 2015 in an investigation by the United States' FBI and the IRS-CI into corruption, money laundering and racketeering. The individuals are alleged by federal prosecutors to have used partnerships with sports marketing executives to gain $150 million (€137 million) in bribes in exchange for their backing for the sites of the FIFA 2018 and 2022 World Cups.

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FIFA must implement comprehensive reforms starting at the top, beginning with the election of a new president following Sepp Blatter's resignation, said CEO and Secretary General of the US Soccer Federation Dan Flynn in Washington, D.C., Wednesday.

Speaking at a congressional hearing on the FIFA corruption scandal, Flynn added that "US Soccer will look to the new president to lead this reform. We understand that many traditional soccer powers also believe it is time for a change."

FIFA President Sepp Blatter announced his resignation on June 2, only four days after he was re-elected to the position, after Swiss prosecutors and the US Justice department launched seperate investigations into corruption within the organisation. Fourteen FIFA officials were arrested at the end of May 2015 in an investigation by the United States' FBI and the IRS-CI into corruption, money laundering and racketeering. The individuals are alleged by federal prosecutors to have used partnerships with sports marketing executives to gain $150 million (€137 million) in bribes in exchange for their backing for the sites of the FIFA 2018 and 2022 World Cups.

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