July 20, 2015 / 2:12 PM / 4 years ago

FIFA to set up taskforce in bid to reform

UEFA president Michel Platini (R) stands with the group of officials in the FIFA headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland, July 20, 2015. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann -

ZURICH (Reuters) - FIFA is to set up an 11-man taskforce to propose reforms aimed at cleaning itself up after a series of scandals, soccer’s governing body said on Monday.

FIFA said the proposals for reform included “centralized integrity checks for Executive Committee members, the introduction of term limits, higher standards of governance at all levels of football structures.”

The task force would present its conclusions to the executive committee in September, and this in turn would suggest reforms to FIFA’s Congress which has the power to alter the federation’s statutes.

FIFA has been under pressure to carry out reforms following a series of scandals over the past few years.

Editing by: Ossian Shine

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