A leading FIFA anti-corruption adviser resigned Monday, claiming football's governing body failed to change its culture after bribery and vote-buying scandals.
Alexandra Wrage, the president of international compliance expert TRACE, left an advisory panel chaired by Swiss law professor Mark Pieth which was asked to guide FIFA President Sepp Blatter's promised modernizing reforms.
''(FIFA) remains the closed society that fueled its problems to begin with,'' the United States-based not-for-profit group said in a statement.
Wrage leaves Pieth's team after it pledged to increase its FIFA work when it met in Switzerland last week for a final scheduled session to decide strategy ahead of a FIFA congress on May 31 in Mauritius.
Pieth, who has had increasingly testy relations with Blatter and his organization, said they will monitor FIFA beyond the congress.
''(The panel) discussed all options and unanimously arrived at the conclusion that FIFA continues to need a compliance watchdog a...