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President Sepp Blatter revealed on Friday his long-awaited plan to reform FIFA, with the announcement headlined by the decision to re-open the infamous case concerning the collapse of former marketing partner ISL. Blatter, who was re-elected for a fourth term in office on the pledge that he would clean up the corruption plagued governing body, also announced the creation of a ‘Committee Good Governance’ along with three new task forces. The Committee Good Governance, which will be established at the next meeting of the FIFA Executive Committee in December, will oversee reforms undertaken by FIFA
Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore has slammed suggestions that the concept of relegation and promotion could be scrapped, dismissing the idea as “scare-mongering”. Last week saw Richard Bevan, chief executive of the League Managers’ Association, state that some of the foreign owners in the Barclays Premier League want to abolish the relegation and promotion system in the top flight sparking great debate within English football circles. Liverpool’s American owner John Henry has already dismissed the idea as “complete nonsense,” telling The Associated Press it “hasn’t been discussed”.
The United States is set to host two Formula One grands prix in 2013, with various reports stating that a race around the streets of New Jersey is likely to be announced this week. F1 will return to the USA next year with a November event in Austin, Texas, but according to the Wall Street Journal, another race will be staged at a street circuit in Weehawken and West New York along the Hudson River in June 2013