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Pieth promises to deliver ‘tough’ report to FIFA

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FILE - Mark Pieth, Chairman of FIFA's Independent Governance Committee speaks during a press conference at the Home of FIFA in Zurich, Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011. The anti-corruption expert advising FIFA how to reform after a series of scandals says Sunday

FILE - Mark Pieth, Chairman of FIFA’s Independent Governance Committee speaks during a press conference at the Home of FIFA in Zurich, Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011. The anti-corruption expert advising FIFA how to reform after a series of scandals says Sunday March 25 2012 that his 13-member panel has been “pretty tough” with football’s world governing body in a report he will present to its executive committee on Friday.

Walter Bieri, file, AP Photo/keystone

BASEL, Switzerland — The anti-corruption expert appointed by FIFA to advise on modernizing reforms and repairing its scandal-hit reputation says he will deliver a "tough" report to football's world governing body on Friday.

Mark Pieth tells the Associated Press that FIFA President Sepp Blatter's executive committee would be "wise" to accept "most everything" in the proposals.

The Swiss law professor has led a 13-member panel of football officials and experts in clean government at FIFA's request.

Pieth says of the interim report that: "It's going to be pretty tough. There are a few issues that will need heavy negotiation."

In an interview at his University of Basel office, Pieth promises that he will publish the 15-page document next month.