FIFA completes 1st stage of S.Africa probe

A top FIFA investigator who has completed interviews with past

and present South African Football Association officials says the

first stage of his probe into match-fixing allegations has turned

up no evidence implicating South Africans.

FIFA security head Chris Eaton added in a statement Monday that

he still needs to interview referees and review some documents.

An international match-fixing scandal has included allegations

surrounding international matches in South Africa leading up to the

2010 World Cup. Scandals also have hit soccer in Finland, Italy,

South Korea, Turkey and Zimbabwe, among others.