LONDON (AP) ---FIFA President Sepp Blatter says he has asked opera great Placido Domingo to join a new committee intended to clean up world soccer's governing body.

Blatter hopes the 70-year-old Spanish tenor will sit on a "council of wisdom'' alongside former U.S. secretary of state Henry Kissinger and former Netherlands player Johan Cruyff.

Blatter told CNN on Monday that "these gentlemen are more or less advisers, they are not the experts.''

Defending the decision to approach the 88-year-old Kissinger, Blatter said: "He is an old man, but he is a wise man.''

The committee will investigate and suggest solutions to problems as FIFA recovers from a bribery scandal that saw executive committee members Mohamed bin Hammam and Jack Warner suspended.

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