Fifa has said its reform taskforce will be chaired by an independent person from outside of football.

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Fifa has said its reform taskforce will be chaired by an independent person from outside of football.

Fifa president Sepp Blatter announced plans last week to form an 11-person panel to review football's scandal-hit world governing body.

 

Fifa has said its reform taskforce will be chaired by an independent person from outside of football.

Fifa president Sepp Blatter announced plans last week to form an 11-person panel to review football's scandal-hit world governing body.

Domenico Scala had earlier said he would only lead the taskforce if he is guaranteed full independence.

The Swiss businessman is already the independent chair of Fifa's audit and compliance committee.

Scala was believed to have been prepared to lead the taskforce, after meeting presidents of three of Fifa's six continental confederations.

But a spokesman for Scala told BBC Sport: "Domenico Scala never applied for such a chairmanship.

 

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