FIFA delays match-fixing whistleblowers’ hotline

FIFA says a whistleblowers’ hotline to help fight match-fixing

won’t now open as planned on Wednesday.

FIFA has cited ”administrative issues” for the delay, and

didn’t set a new date to launch the anti-corruption initiative.

FIFA insists it ”remains committed to implementing this measure

as soon as possible.”

The hotline was to be run independently by an outside

organization and operate throughout 2012.

FIFA is offering a plea-bargaining amnesty for just three months

to players, coaches, referees and officials who report their own

involvement or connections to fixing scams.