‘Cor­rup­tion’ bid for code

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FIFA pres­i­dent Gianni In­fantino will re­quest the term “cor­rup­tion” is re­stored to the ethics code cov­er­ing world soc­cer af­ter crit­i­cism over its sym­bolic re­moval.

It was re­vealed in Au­gust that the FIFA Coun­cil had agreed to a new ver­sion of the code that changed the ti­tle of the sec­tion on “bribery and cor­rup­tion” to just “bribery”, an eye-catch­ing ad­just­ment af­ter a wave of cases against soc­cer of­fi­cials in re­cent years.

In a re­sponse to the AP’s find­ings in Au­gust, FIFA said in a state­ment which did not fea­ture In­fantino’s name that “cor­rup­tion” was scrubbed for “rea­sons of lan­guage clar­ity” from the main ethics doc­u­ments in English.

But In­fantino ac­knowl­edged the need for “cor­rup­tion” to fea­ture in the list of mis­de­meanours cov­er­ing of­fi­cials, coaches and play­ers.

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