FIFA Ethics Committee Co-Chair Eckert Said That Not Even Blatter Is Safe In His Job
FIFA Ethics Committee Co-Chair Joachim Eckert said that "FIFA must become fully transparent in order to complete its reform" and that "not even President Joseph Blatter is safe in his job," according to FOCUS. Eckert also said that FIFA members "should be obligated to cooperate" and "sanctions could range from fees to exclusion from FIFA." The head of the committee's adjudicatory chamber said, "The federation must become fully transparent and all money transfers must be looked into. FIFA members should be obliged to provide information." Eckert added, "This means for Blatter, either he clears up or he is gone." Eckert said that the committee "has no budget restrictions" and that he hopes to have" first issues solved by the end of the year with the help of highly qualified auditors" (FOCUS, 8/18).