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CONCACAF Lays Out Plan For Reform Following Involvement In FIFA Scandal

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 07 / 15

CONCACAF announced measures on Monday meant to "curb corruption and improve transparency following its involvement in a scandal" that has engulfed FIFA, according to Brian Homewood of REUTERS. CONCACAF President Jeffrey Webb, his aide Costas Takkas and exec committee member Eduardo Li were among sev...

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