Europe. 7 March 2012. A European lawmakers’ advisory group has asked FIFA to investigate Sepp Blatter’s re-election as president and publish documents relating to a kickbacks scandal.
The Council of Europe panel says FIFA should examine whether Blatter exploited his position to obtain “unfair advantages” ahead of the balloting last June. Blatter was re-elected unopposed when rival candidate Mohamed bin Hammam withdrew after being accused of bribing voters.