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Presidential candidate Chung says FIFA should still run football

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 - 00:55

South Korean FIFA presidential candidate Chung Mong-joon insists soccer's embattled governing body should still be allowed to run the sport, but only if it has new leadership

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SHOWS: SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA (SEPTEMBER 29, 2015) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 1. HONORARY FIFA VICE PRESIDENT AND FIFA PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE, CHUNG MONG-JOON SITTING AT DESK 2. CHUNG SPEAKING 3. (SOUNDBITE) (English) HONORARY FIFA VICE PRESIDENT AND FIFA PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE, CHUNG MONG-JOON, SAYING: "The most urgent task at hand is to root out corruption from FIFA. Investigations into illegal activities of the past should be left to the proper legal authorities." 4. CHUNG SPEAKING 5. (SOUNDBITE) (English) HONORARY FIFA VICE PRESIDENT AND FIFA PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE, CHUNG MONG-JOON, SAYING: "Justice must be served. Resuscitating FIFA should be left to those who love football. The future of football should not be left to outsiders." 7. VARIOUS OF CHUNG SPEAKING STORY: South Korean FIFA presidential candidate Chung Mong-joon on Tuesday (September 29) insisted soccer's embattled governing body should still be allowed to run the sport, but only if it has new leadership. Pushing his case that he was the right man to lead change, Chung said he supported the ongoing investigations taking place into alleged corruption in FIFA but insisted the running of the sport should not be given to "outsiders". "The most urgent task at hand is to root out corruption from FIFA. Investigations into illegal activities of the past should be left to the proper legal authorities," Chung said. "Justice must be served. Resuscitating FIFA should be left to those who love football. The future of football should not be left to outsiders," Chung added. Chung, the 63-year-old billionaire scion of South Korea's Hyundai industrial conglomerate, formally announced last month that he was running for the FIFA presidency. The incumbent, Sepp Blatter, is to stand down in February.

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Presidential candidate Chung says FIFA should still run football

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 - 00:55