Pieth to publish FIFA reforms proposals on Friday

GRAHAM DUNBAR AP Sports Writer Published:

GENEVA (AP) -- Anti-corruption expert Mark Pieth plans to publish his FIFA reform proposals on Friday, hours after he meets with FIFA's scandal-hit executive committee.

The Basel Institute on Governance tells The Associated Press it will publish a report by Pieth's 13-member advisory panel at 4 p.m. Swiss time (1400 GMT) on its website, baselgovernance.org.

FIFA President Sepp Blatter is scheduled to open a news conference one hour later, and face questions about how far his executive committee has supported Pieth's proposals.

Pieth previously told the AP the 15-page report will be "tough" on FIFA.

The former United Nations investigator said his team was unimpressed with how FIFA pursued some corruption allegations.