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FIFA’s newly created Ethics Committee is to be given a role in future World Cup bidding procedures, according to a statement issued by the committee’s chairman Sebastian Coe.

Coe said the committee would “discuss its role in the bidding process for the 2018 FIFA World Cup” when it holds its first working meeting in December.

Coe said the committee would also take a decision over “irregularities” in the selection of Kenyan match officials for FIFA’s 2007 list of international referees.

However, the committee will not examine the controversial settlement reached with former secretary general Urs Linsi.

Switzerland’s SonntagsZeitung last month claimed that Linsi had received a payout of around eight million Swiss Francs from FIFA.

According to Tuesday’s statement, the issue was only “touched upon” during Tuesday’s meeting and would instead be taken up by FIFA’s executive committee at the end of October.

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