Friday, June 03, 2011
FIFA fiasco: a breakaway in no longer unthinkable
This piece of mine appears in today's First Post.
Neil Clark: It's not just the gravy train culture at Fifa that's objectionable. It's the bad decisions for football.
Fifa president Sepp Blatter said this week: "I'm the President of Fifa and with 186 votes I'm proud. Don't worry about the English". His tactic was clear: blame the whingeing English for trying to engulf his organisation in controversy and carry on governing world football for another four years.
But even if we concede that sour grapes over England's unsuccessful bid to stage the 2018 World Cup was the main reason why the FA attempted to stop this week's presidential vote in Zurich, there's no getting away from the fact that football's governing body is in urgent need of a major overhaul.
You can read the whole article here.