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Removal of FIFA ethics team on eve of Bahrain congress is a "setback"

Football's governing body has recommended that investigator not be re-elected

Removal of FIFA ethics team on eve of Bahrain congress is a "setback"
Borbely also said there were "several hundred cases" of corruption pending. (Image: FIFA)

FIFA's decision to remove its ethics team was a "setback in the fight against corruption" one of those dismissed, investigator Cornel Borbely, told a press conference in Bahrain on Wednesday.

Football's governing body has recommended that Borbely, along with the ethics judge who helped bring down Sepp Blatter, Hans-Joachim Eckert, not be re-elected at the FIFA Congress, which takes place on May 11 in the Gulf.

Borbely also said there were "several hundred cases" of corruption pending.

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