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100 Women: Fatma Samoura - the most powerful woman in sport

Fifa's first female secretary general says she has broken the glass ceiling, by joining the male-dominated organisation.

Ranked as the most powerful woman in international sport, Samoura has also overcome accusations of conflict of interest; Fifa's ethics committee cleared her of these allegations in April.

In answer to her critics who "don't think a black woman should be leading Fifa", Samoura says: "I have a problem with you".

You can see Fatma Samoura: The Most Powerful Woman in Sport on BBC World News on Saturday 1 December and Sunday 2 December 2018 at varying times.

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  • 26 May 2018