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Switzerland: FIFA Reform Committee gathers amid fresh bribery allegations01:37

Switzerland: FIFA Reform Committee gathers amid fresh bribery allegations

Switzerland, Berne
October 17, 2015 at 22:58 GMT +00:00 · Published

Members of the 2016 FIFA Reform Committee gathered at the five-star Hotel Bellevue Palace in Berne, Saturday, as new bribery accusations concerning international football's governing body hit the headlines.

This time, German magazine Der Spiegel has said funds were used to secure the vote of unnamed Asian representatives on FIFA's executive committee for the 2006 World Cup.

According to internal documents the magazine got a hold of, the German committee responsible for organizing the country’s bid for the 2006 World Cup created a "slush fund" which it used to bribe FIFA officials. FIFA has said it would review the allegations.

The FIFA Reform Committee gathered in the hotel on Friday for the start of a three-day congress. The committee, which came together for the first time in September, comprises representatives of FIFA's six continental confederations and has been set up to introduce proposals to reform FIFA after recent bribery allegations.

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Members of the 2016 FIFA Reform Committee gathered at the five-star Hotel Bellevue Palace in Berne, Saturday, as new bribery accusations concerning international football's governing body hit the headlines.

This time, German magazine Der Spiegel has said funds were used to secure the vote of unnamed Asian representatives on FIFA's executive committee for the 2006 World Cup.

According to internal documents the magazine got a hold of, the German committee responsible for organizing the country’s bid for the 2006 World Cup created a "slush fund" which it used to bribe FIFA officials. FIFA has said it would review the allegations.

The FIFA Reform Committee gathered in the hotel on Friday for the start of a three-day congress. The committee, which came together for the first time in September, comprises representatives of FIFA's six continental confederations and has been set up to introduce proposals to reform FIFA after recent bribery allegations.

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