FIFA advisor: Little progress from reform group

FIFA's reform group is off to a slow start.

BERN, Switzerland — A FIFA-appointed panel driving reforms of the crisis-hit governing body has announced little progress after its first meeting.

Francois Carrard, who FIFA picked last month to lead the process, says his team is "not yet at the stage" of suggesting proposals.

Carrard previously said he wanted to present "tangible" details at FIFA’s executive committee meeting on Sept. 24-25.

The veteran Olympic official works got a 12-member team from FIFA’s six continental confederations, fueling critics who question if an in-house process can achieve change.

Expected proposals — such as term limits and publishing payments for senior officials — must be voted in next year by FIFA’s member federations, who are guided by confederations.

Carrard set one target for this month: appointing a five-member advisory board to check his work.

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