Blatter `to fight` FIFA corruption claims

FIFA chief Sepp Blatter vowed to address fresh allegations of corruption against football`s governing body on Tuesday.

Last Updated: May 10, 2011, 22:58 PM IST

London: FIFA chief Sepp Blatter vowed to address fresh allegations of corruption against football`s governing body on Tuesday.

In comments reported by Sky Sports television, Blatter
said he could not be held responsible for the conduct of
individual members.

"If this is true, I will fight this," Blatter was quoted
by Sky as saying.

"I am fighting for FIFA to clean FIFA.”

"I cannot answer for individual members of our committee.
I cannot say if they are all angels or if they are all
devils."

British members of parliament have said they would
contact Blatter demanding an investigation into the latest
evidence "as a matter of urgency."

It came after the parliamentary committee heard evidence
alleging six members of FIFA`s executive committee had sought
cash or honours ahead of the votes to decide the 2018 and 2022
World Cups.

Jack Warner, the influential head of the North and
Central American federation CONCACAF, dismissed evidence given
by former England 2018 bid chairman David Triesman as "a piece
of nonsense."

"No doubt he feels he can revive his dying political
career by mentioning that piece of foolishness," Warner was
quoted as saying by Sky.

"I`ve never asked Triesman nor any other person,
Englishman or otherwise, for any money for my vote at any
time."

Bureau Report