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World Football

FIFA to sue Andrew Jennings and Daily Mail

FIFA, world football's governing body, and its President Joseph S. Blatter have today instructed their lawyers to file law suits against Andrew Jennings, a sports writer, and his employers at the "Daily Mail", an English tabloid. Last Friday, the newspaper had to publish an apology for a wholly inaccurate article printed in December 2002. "Clearly, with today's article, the Daily Mail continues to make libellous comments," said FIFA.

The governing body is no longer prepared to accept such an underhand approach and has now decided that a British court is the appropriate forum to establish the facts and expose the Daily Mail's fiction.