FIFA security boss Eaton leaves for Qatar job

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ZURICH (AP) -- FIFA security director Chris Eaton is leaving football's governing body just weeks after he launched a global campaign to fight match-fixing.

FIFA says Eaton will join the Qatar-based International Center for Sport Security in May.

Eaton was expected to lead FIFA's yearlong campaign to investigate corrupt players, coaches, referees and football officials after a spate of match-fixing allegations in dozens of countries.

Eaton, a former detective from Australia, had brought a new rigor to FIFA investigations since he joined from the police liaison agency Interpol ahead of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

The ICSS advises governments and sports federations on security issues.