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By Ken Ferris LONDON (Reuters) - Leading sponsors of soccer's world governing body have demanded independent oversight of FIFA's reform process in an open letter published on Tuesday ahead of a key meeting to finalise proposed reforms at the scandal-plagued organisation. The companies -- Anheuser-Busch InBev NV, Adidas, The Coca-Cola Company, McDonald’s Corp and Visa Inc. -- aimed their letter at FIFA's executive committee, which meets this week. FIFA's reform committee chairman Francois Carrard will put its recommendations to the executive committee on Wednesday and Thursday and they will be publicly presented afterwards.
Parliament is likely to vote on Wednesday to approve air strikes against Islamic State militants in Syria after months of wrangling over whether enough Labour lawmakers would back military action. Prime Minister David Cameron has said he believes British warplanes, which have been bombing Islamic State targets in Iraq for more than a year, should also be tackling the group in Syria rather than "sub-contract" national security to other countries. The election of veteran anti-war campaigner Jeremy Corbyn as Labour leader in September complicated his plans.