‘Corruption’ bid for code
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.