26 April 2012. FIFA published a new code of conduct for all football players and officials on Thursday which includes orders to reject bribery and corruption in the game.
FIFA has sent drafts of the code’s 11 core principles to 208 football nations ahead of their annual Congress next month in Budapest, Hungary.
A FIFA-appointed transparency task force will present its conduct charter on May 25 as part of President Sepp Blatter’s drive to repair FIFA’s battered reputation after bribery and alleged World Cup vote-rigging scandals. Football as a whole has also struggled with match-fixing, as investigations implicating clubs, coaches and referees are under way in several countries.