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FIFA-president Infantino wants more transparency about transfers

Gianni Infantino wants next year, a committee to continue to think about malpractice in transfers and how to adapt them. The FIFA president spoke about the doping scandal in Russia.

Gianni Infantino prides itself on its hervormingszin as new boss of FIFA. © BELGAIMAGE

After the revelations about belastingontduikingen in the football world see FIFA president Gianni Infantino for the Wereldvoetbalbond only a limited role to play in addressing possible abuses. That explains Infantino in an interview with the study group on European Investigative Collaborations (EIC), which also includes Le Soir belongs to.

FIFA is not responsible, or is someone already pays taxes, ” says Infantino. When the FIFA however, his part can contribute to ‘transparency has to be obtained from the financial transactions in the world of football take place, then we must do that’. It is, according to Infantino, however, naive to believe that “the FIFA from Zurich exactly know what all transfers over the whole world’.

Boycotts and exclusions

The Swiss is also critical for the agents, who have a large share in the little transparent transferconstructies. ‘All that opacity, though not real, shows that we more close. We have a great reflection of all the parties involved: the players, the clubs, the agents and the authorities, and especially the European Commission. Therefore, we will be at the FIFA, a committee to install with all the actors. Beginning next year, the committee meets for the first time together.’

Further, Infantino also about the doping scandal in Russia, the organisation of the world cup 2018 will not lose. ‘Boycott and exclusions have never solved a problem”, says the Swiss citizen. ‘FIFA is not the policeman of the world nor the global antidopingpolitie. Our disciplinary bodies will have all that is in the McLaren-report to do with football, has to investigate.’

Russia is already months in the center of an expanding doping scandal. A week and a half ago was in London was the second part of the McLaren report revealed, which showed that more than a thousand Russian athletes from around thirty sports between 2011 and 2015 are made use of by the Russian state organized program to positive doping tests to manipulate.

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