BASEL, Switzerland (AP) — The anti-corruption expert appointed by FIFA to advise on modernizing reforms and repairing its scandal-hit reputation says he will deliver a “tough” report to soccer’s governing body Friday.
Mark Pieth tells the Associated Press that FIFA President Sepp Blatter’s executive committee would be “wise” to accept “most everything” in the proposals.
The Swiss law professor has led a 13-member panel of soccer officials and experts in clean government at FIFA’s request.
Pieth says the interim report is “going to be pretty tough: and there are “a few issues that will need heavy negotiation.”
In an interview at his University of Basel office, Pieth promises that he will publish the 15-page document next month.