FIFA security boss Eaton leaves for Qatar job

Updated: 17 February 2012 16:59 IST

FIFA security director Chris Eaton is leaving soccer's governing body just weeks after he launched a global campaign to fight match-fixing.

FIFA security boss Eaton leaves for Qatar job
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Zurich:

FIFA security director Chris Eaton is leaving soccer's governing body just weeks after he launched a global campaign to fight match-fixing.

FIFA says Eaton will join the Qatar-based International Center for Sport Security (ICSS) in May.

Eaton was expected to lead FIFA's yearlong campaign to investigate corrupt players, coaches, referees and soccer officials after a spate of match-fixing allegations in dozens of countries.

Eaton, a former detective from Australia, had brought a new rigor to FIFA investigations since he joined from the police liaison agency Interpol ahead of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

The ICSS advises governments and sports federations on security issues.

Topics : Football Federation Internationale de Football Association
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