FIFA's Infantino strikes back at critics, denies corruption allegations
FIFA President Gianni Infantino took a leaf out of predecessor Sepp Blatter's playbook on the weekend, accusing 'enemies' inside and outside FIFA of attempting to destabilize his position and paint him as greedy and corrupt. On Friday, German paper Die Welt claimed that Infantino had improperly ordered the destruction of your record of a FIFA executive committee meeting held at last month's FIFA Congress in Mexico City. The German press has alleged that through this meeting Infantino discussed plans to eliminate then- head of FIFA's Audit and Compliance Committee, Domenico Scala, from his post. The Congress gave the FIFA Council unprecedented powers to appoint or dismiss members of independent bodies like the Ethics Committee and the aforementioned Audit and Compliance Committee. Scala resigned from his post hours later claiming that his proposed reforms had been undermined and that committees were no longer independent.