FIFA security boss Eaton leaves for Qatar job

FIFA security director Chris Eaton is leaving football’s

governing body just weeks after he launched a global campaign to

fight match-fixing.

FIFA says Eaton will join the Qatar-based International Center

for Sport Security in May.

Eaton was expected to lead FIFA’s yearlong campaign to

investigate corrupt players, coaches, referees and football

officials after a spate of match-fixing allegations in dozens of

countries.

Eaton, a former detective from Australia, had brought a new

rigor to FIFA investigations since he joined from the police

liaison agency Interpol ahead of the 2010 World Cup in South

Africa.

The ICSS advises governments and sports federations on security

issues.