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Last Updated: Friday, 15 September 2006, 14:39 GMT 15:39 UK
Coe to head up new Fifa watchdog
Lord Coe
Blatter admitted Coe's appointment may be greeted with surprise
Sebastian Coe has been appointed to become the first chairman of Fifa's new independent watchdog.

Lord Coe, chairman of the London 2012 Olympics, has agreed to head the Fifa's ethics commission.

The commission will judge all cases alleging conflicts of interest and breaches of Fifa rules.

Fifa president Sepp Blatter made the announcement in Zurich on Friday and said: "It is perhaps a surprise but it has been very well received."

He added: "We have found an outstanding personality in the world of sport, a great personality in the Olympic movement."

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