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FIFA facing long struggle to pass reforms

By Agence France Presse In Zurich ( China Daily ) Updated: 2015-07-23 07:29:17

Changing system will top the agenda for task force boss

The high-profile person who will head up the task force established to fine-tune crucial reforms of soccer's scandal-hit world governing body, FIFA, will be named very soon a source close to the organization's leadership said on Tuesday.

However, any changes put to September's meeting of the FIFA executive committee could, according to senior sources, face stiff opposition despite the calls from major sponsors for there to be serious reforms following US authorities charging 14 people, including three former FIFA vice-presidents, of taking or giving millions of dollars of bribes in return for soccer marketing and television contracts.

FIFA facing long struggle to pass reforms

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