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FIFA passes sweeping reforms with members in favour

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201   //    26 Feb 2016, 16:20 IST
The FIFA logo is seen outside the FIFA headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland, December 17, 2015. REUTERS/Ruben Sprich/Files
The FIFA logo is seen outside the FIFA headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland, December 17, 2015. REUTERS/Ruben Sprich/Files

FIFA on Friday passed a series of sweeping reforms as it looks to clean up world soccer's governing body following years of corruption.

The delegates voted in the reforms, which include term limits for top officials and disclosure of their earnings, with 89 percent of members in favour.

FIFA will later elect a new president to take over from Sepp Blatter who has been banned from football for six years for ethics violations.

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