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Lawyer quits after Fifa inaction

A leading German lawyer has resigned from FIFA's ethics commission in protest at the apparent failure of football's world governing body to tackle alleged corruption in its ranks.

sports Updated: Jan 11, 2011 00:58 IST

A leading German lawyer has resigned from FIFA's ethics commission in protest at the apparent failure of football's world governing body to tackle alleged corruption in its ranks.

Günter Hirsch wrote in a letter to the ethics commission's president, Claudio Sulser, that FIFA appeared unwilling to deal with growing problems.

The 67-year-old said FIFA showed “no real interest” in trying to clean up the organisation.

FIFA officials were accused of taking bribes and vote-trading before the World Cup host elections last month. The 2018 World Cup was awarded to Russia and the 2022 tournament to Qatar.