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Victor Montagliani named to committee overseeing CONCACAF

Victor Montagliani has been named to a special CONCACAF Committee which will evaluate and sustain the confederation's operations as a result of FIFA's recent scandal.

President of Canadian Soccer Association selected as a result of FIFA scandal

Victor Montagliani, who has been the president of the Canadian Soccer Association since 2012, has been chosen as part of a special committee to oversee CONCACAF in the wake of the recent FIFA scandal.

Victor Montagliani, president of the Canadian Soccer Association, has been named to a special CONCACAF committee charged with "evaluating and sustaining" all of the confederation's business operations of the wake of FIFA's mushrooming corruption scandal.

CONCACAF, which covers North and Central America and the Caribbean, was prominent in the indictments announced Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Justice.

CONCACAF's Executive Committee has "provisionally dismissed" president Jeffrey Webb and Eduardo Li and named senior vice-president Alfredo Hawit as CONCACAF president.

Webb, a FIFA vice-president from the Cayman Islands, and Li, head of the Costa Rican football federation, are facing charges that carry up to 20 years in prison if convicted. Julio Rocha of Nicaragua was also indicted.

Jack Warner, a former CONCACAF president and FIFA vice-president from Trinidad and Tobago, was also arrested.

FIFA suspended 11 people, including Webb, from all soccer-related activities.

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