Planned corruption hotline to cover FIFA officials

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MANCHESTER, England (AP) -- A proposed FIFA hotline for whistleblowers to help fight match-fixing could be extended to cover corruption allegations against its own executives when it is introduced.

The introduction of the hotline was delayed in January, but outgoing FIFA security chief Chris Eaton said Wednesday at the SoccerEx convention that a plan is in place to expand its role and cover all corruption allegations.

It is not yet clear when the hotline will be open to the public.

Anti-corruption expert Mark Pieth and his advisory panel -- which includes football officials, sponsors and experts in clean government -- will deliver a report to FIFA on Friday outlining proposals to help reform the scandal-hit reputation of the governing body.