World Bulletin / News Desk
FIFA suffered another blow to its prestige on Monday when the Nobel Peace Center announced it was ending its cooperation with football's scandal-plagued governing body.
The Nobel Peace Center is to end it's cooperation with world soccer's governing body FIFA over the "Handshake for Peace" initiative, the center said on Monday.
"The board asks the administration to terminate the cooperation with FIFA as soon as circumstances allow," the Nobel Peace Center said in a statement. "The board also asks the administration to start a dialogue with the Norwegian Football Association for the Handshake for Peace initiative to continue in the future."
The Oslo-based centre had been behind the Handshake for Peace initiative which had been enthusiastically promoted by FIFA President Sepp Blatter over the past three years.
The centre said the agreement with FIFA would not end immediately "but that a dialogue starts about the ending of the cooperation from the side of the Nobel Peace Center."
The announcement came three days after Interpol suspended a 20 million euro (£14.46 million) arrangement with FIFA on fighting match-fixing.Güncelleme Tarihi: 16 Haziran 2015, 09:37