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Group questions FIFA's integrity

Updated: October 19, 2010, 3:38 PM ET
Associated Press

GENEVA -- FIFA failed to send a clear message that it will fight corruption in World Cup bids, according to a global corruption watchdog.

As the soccer world governing body prepares to investigate World Cup vote-trading allegations on Wednesday, Transparency International lawyer Sylvia Schenk told The Associated Press that scandals surrounding how FIFA chooses the 2018 and 2022 World Cup hosts have created "a lot of doubt" about its integrity.

"Nobody has the impression that something ...

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