DILI (27 July 2011) – FIFA president Sepp Blatter has promised ‘zero tolerance’ in the battle against corruption.
“Confidence and truth, that’s what came out of the FIFA Congress in June,” said Blatter, who was in Rio to attend Saturday’s draw for the 2014 World Cup.
He added there will be “zero tolerance for everybody, on the pitch and off it… not only for my neighbour, my friends, my colleagues, my opponents, referees, but also for presidents of associations”.
“Not only are we working against corruption, but also against doping and discrimination.
“All this work has started. We now have work against illegal betting, you have seen the incredible number of federations implicated in fixed matches.”
On Mohamad Hammam, who was served with a life ban, Blatter said: “I can’t comment on the decisions of the ethics committee but it will be reinforced.”
“Not only to have a code of ethics but also to have a code of conduct.”