WADA congratulates FIFA on its anti-doping programme

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has sent a letter to FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter congratulating world football’s governing body for the results achieved by its anti-doping programme, which it considers to be in line with the World Anti-Doping Code.

In the letter, WADA mentions that, in accordance with its reporting responsibilities, it will submit an official report on Code compliance to its Executive Committee and Foundation Board in November 2011. WADA adds that, in the lead-up to this official report, it considers FIFA’s anti-doping programme to be in line with the World Anti-Doping Code.

“It is very encouraging to see that our efforts in the fight against doping are recognised by WADA. We remain fully committed to sustaining our anti-doping programme and will endeavour to ensure that it continues to be successful,” said President Blatter.