FIFA executive committee calls on members to approve reforms
SOCCER-FIFA/ FIFA's acting President Issa Hayatou leaves the Baur au Lac hotel in Zurich - REUTERS

ZURICH:  The executive committee of global soccer body FIFA, mired in the worst corruption scandal in its history, on Wednesday urged its member associations to approve proposed reforms in a vote on Friday.

“The eyes of the world are on us this week after one of the most challenging times in our history,” acting FIFA President Issa Hayatou said in a statement after the committee met.

FIFA is holding a special congress in Zurich on Feb. 26 to elect a new president and pass a set of reforms, with the aim of repairing its reputation after a series of corruption and ethics scandals.

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