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FIFA tweaks rules for appointing members of widely criticized task force to drive reforms


ZURICH — FIFA has changed composition rules for a task force criticized as lacking credibility to drive reforms after a corruption crisis.

An 11-member panel announced last week to propose ideas at a Sept. 24-25 FIFA executive committee meeting was widely judged to lack independence.

Changes such as limiting terms in office, publishing salaries and stricter integrity checks can be passed Feb. 26 at the presidential election meeting to replace Sepp Blatter.

FIFA now says "an independent person from outside" football will lead the task force, instead of a "neutral chairman."

It was unclear Monday if FIFA audit committee chairman Domenico Scala refused the role or was unacceptable to confederation presidents making the appointment.

FIFA also now says the other task force members representing six continental confederations need not be football officials.

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