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    Re: FIFA Officials Arrested on Corruption Charges; Sepp Blatter Isn’t Among Them

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    Why doesnt the UEFA and the nations of Europe ratchet up the pressure now as well? Everyone pile on while we have them on the ropes.
    I think you'll find it was UEFA + US votes that went to Ali Bin Hussain. All the rest of the confederations voted in majority for Blatter.

    USA doesn't really have the power to tackle FIFA alone, we can help but I think leadership from that needs to come from Europe where soccer has its global epicenter.
    Something's going to happen at UEFA, but I wouldn't get too excited. Platini couldn't organise his sock drawer.

    UEFA, commebol, and concacaf ought to give FIFA the middle finger and host our own World Cup while boycotting theirs.
    I think you'd find most CONCACAF and CONMEBOL countries sticking with Blatter.

    Especially if they want to hold it in the winter....we hold ours in the summer. We have all the better teams with the better players, at a better time of year in a better location. Coup de tat complete
    Nice idea. Not going to happen.
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    Re: FIFA Officials Arrested on Corruption Charges; Sepp Blatter Isn’t Among Them

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    I think you'll find it was UEFA + US votes that went to Ali Bin Hussain. All the rest of the confederations voted in majority for Blatter.

    Something's going to happen at UEFA, but I wouldn't get too excited. Platini couldn't organise his sock drawer.

    I think you'd find most CONCACAF and CONMEBOL countries sticking with Blatter.

    Nice idea. Not going to happen.
    No wonder soccer and FIFA are such a mess, you guys are unwilling to pull the wagon and take charge of anything.

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    Re: FIFA Officials Arrested on Corruption Charges; Sepp Blatter Isn’t Among Them

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    No wonder soccer and FIFA are such a mess, you guys are unwilling to pull the wagon and take charge of anything.
    I was waiting for a comment like that. FIFA's the only thing that's a mess here. Football's fine, never been more popular. European football wants reform, wants an end to corruption and cronyism, unfortunately the rest of the world doesn't, and that includes most countries on your continent too, so it's a collective problem. I'm delighted at the US action, and at the action the Swiss have finally been shamed into taking. Now I'd like to see those countries who really believe in an end to corruption at FIFA to put their money where their mouth is and announce a boycott of Russia 2018 and Qatar 2022 until and unless it can be proved that the two bids did not provide bribes to committee members.

    I'd also like to see FIFA's main sponsors, VISA, Coca-Cola, Adidas, Macdonalds, Budweiser and Hyundai pull the plug until such an investigation clears FIFA of the stain of corruption, but that's not going to happen as I reckon most of those companies aren't strangers to oiling the wheels of commerce with a few transfers to the Cayman Islands.
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    Re: FIFA Officials Arrested on Corruption Charges; Sepp Blatter Isn’t Among Them

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    FIFA Boss Blatter Says U.S. Justice Department Tried to Prevent His Re-Election

    Anyone hoping that FIFA President Sepp Blatter would take on a more conciliatory tone after his re-election in the midst of a corruption scandal that has shaken global soccer to its core was in for a rude awakening Saturday. As he started his fifth term on Saturday, Blatter directly hit out at the United States, essentially implying that the Justice Department timed its arrests in Zurich and the announcement of a major corruption probe to hurt his chances of re-election. “No one is going to tell me that it was a simple coincidence, this American attack two days before the elections of FIFA,” Blatter told Swiss television, according to the Guardian. “It doesn’t smell good.”

    Blatter also criticized U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch for her comments that there was “rampant, systemic and deep-rooted” corruption in soccer. “Of course I am shocked,” Blatter said. “I would never as FIFA president make comments about another organisation without being certain of what has happened.” In a news conference, Blatter did not hesitate when asked whether he feared that he could be arrested as part of the ongoing investigation. “Arrested for what? Next question,” he said.



    The FIFA boss made it clear he was in no mood to mend fences and won’t easily forget the way in which the Union of European Football Associations, or UEFA, campaigned against him and ensured he won re-election without the support of most of the major soccer powers. “They have to be an example also, not only to say, ‘FIFA, what is FIFA?’ ” Blatter said of UEFA, according to the Wall Street Journal. “They have to take responsibility.” And UEFA also did not stay quiet. David Gill, a former chief executive of Manchester United, refused to attend a meeting of FIFA’s executive committee, which is a much bigger deal than it sounds, saying he couldn’t be part of the organization.

    Blatter’s comments came shortly after IRS official Richard Weber, who had said FIFA was guilty of a “World Cup of fraud,” told the New York Times more indictments are likely. “I’m fairly confident that we will have another round of indictments,” he said.

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