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Infantino has 'full confidence' in Samoura amid ethics issue

ZURICH (AP) FIFA says President Gianni Infantino retains "full confidence" in secretary general Fatma Samoura after an attempt to embroil her in an ethics investigation.

Samoura has expressed irritation at "totally ridiculous and baseless" claims she broke FIFA rules by not declaring an alleged conflict of interest in the 2026 World Cup bidding contest.

FIFA has not specified the exact nature of the complaint or the progress of any ethics investigation after it was alleged she was a relative of former Senegal player El Hadji Diouf, who is an ambassador for Morocco's bid.

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