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UEFA official: Former Olympic director Carrard only candidate to lead FIFA reform task force

NYON, Switzerland — UEFA secretary general Gianni Infantino says former Olympic official Francois Carrard is the only current candidate to chair FIFA's reform task force.

The task force has no leader weeks before a FIFA-set deadline to propose ideas for rebuilding the scandal-hit governing body's reputation.

FIFA has promised to appoint an independent person from outside football after consulting its continental presidents, including UEFA's Michel Platini.

Infantino says Swiss lawyer Carrard "is an excellent person and he has the necessary experience."

Carrard was the International Olympic Committee director general for 14 years, overseeing fallout and reforms after the Salt Lake City bidding corruption scandal.

Infantino said Carrard is "a good proposal because you need someone who can unite."

UEFA has also nominated two people to FIFA to join the task force, Infantino says.

The Associated Press

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