A possible split between old and new FIFA Executive Committee members has emerged ahead of the vote on Friday on whether the Garcia report into World Cup bidding should be published.
It follows a suggestion by FIFA president Sepp Blatter at the previous ExCo meeting that only those members who were on the committee for the 2010 vote should have a say on the report's publication.
That would rule out more than half the current members and if Blatter tries to resurrect the move at the meeting in Marrakech...
GENEVA -- Putting sports officials on a legal level with political dictators, Swiss lawmakers passed legislation allowing more scrutiny of bank accounts held by governing bodies and their leaders. The law passed on Friday, in a 128-62 vote in the lower chamber of parliament, was prompted by FIFA bribery scandals in recent years.
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Switzerland-based sports leaders such as FIFA president Sepp Blatter and IOC president Thomas Bach are now classed as "politically exposed persons" in wider legislation...