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FIFA house of cards on the fall

Post by Ethiaa » Fri May 27, 2011 10:59 am

Although there is plenty of opportunity for the (allegedly) corrupt bastards to wriggle out of it all.

http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/federatio ... 42288.html

Both presidential candidates up in front of the ethics committee. The ethics committee that is part of FIFA itself. How exactly most footballing nations aren't seriously considering walking away and starting over without these people is beyond me.

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Re: FIFA house of cards on the fall

Post by Rover the Top » Fri May 27, 2011 11:26 am

Have I understood this right? Hamman has been accused of being corrupt for accepting dodgy payments, so he in turn has accused Blatter of being corrupt by knowing that the dodgy payments were being made and not doing anything?

What's in it for national FAs to stay with FIFA?

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Post by Ethiaa » Fri May 27, 2011 11:28 am

I'm not really sure. FIFA itself has no value without its members. Anyone suggesting that FIFA is worthwhile probably has something to lose that they should never have been getting.

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Post by Rover the Top » Fri May 27, 2011 11:30 am

FIFA is worthwhile. *Goes off to check bank balance*. Damn it, Sepp, we had an agreement...

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Re: FIFA house of cards on the fall

Post by Simon » Fri May 27, 2011 7:06 pm

FIFA is an absolute farce. The world cup bidding process looked dodgy as fook and the fact they are simply not accountable to anyone but themselves is a recipe for disaster.

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Re: FIFA house of cards on the fall

Post by Aussie » Sat May 28, 2011 1:30 am

Simon wrote:FIFA is an absolute farce. The world cup bidding process looked dodgy as fook and the fact they are simply not accountable to anyone but themselves is a recipe for disaster.
Because Qatar got 2022?

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Re: FIFA house of cards on the fall

Post by Joe » Sat May 28, 2011 10:03 am

Aussie wrote:
Simon wrote:FIFA is an absolute farce. The world cup bidding process looked dodgy as fook and the fact they are simply not accountable to anyone but themselves is a recipe for disaster.
Because Qatar got 2022?
That's one of the giveaways.

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Re: FIFA house of cards on the fall

Post by Aussie » Wed Jun 01, 2011 7:32 am

Our paper today said the 2022 world cup may now go to the US. Still can't believe we only got 1 vote from the 22 representatives. :shrug:

Now bracing myself for some remarks about Australia :D

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Re: FIFA house of cards on the fall

Post by Ethiaa » Wed Jun 01, 2011 8:34 am

I doubt very much that any of the world cups will change their location or that FIFA will alter it's structure, secrecy or nefarious practices at any point in the near future.

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Post by Rover the Top » Mon Jun 20, 2011 3:53 pm

Warner resigns.
"As a consequence of Mr Warner's resignation, all ethics committee procedures against him have been closed and the presumption of innocence is maintained," said a Fifa statement.
Convenient.

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Re: FIFA house of cards on the fall

Post by Ethiaa » Mon Jun 20, 2011 5:46 pm

Odds on Bin Hammam resigning to concentrate on his political career?

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Re: FIFA house of cards on the fall

Post by theadore » Wed May 27, 2015 4:27 pm

Asked for a comment Sepp Blatter put his fingers in his ears and said "La LA lalalaLALALALALA..."

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Re: FIFA house of cards on the fall

Post by Ethiaa » Wed May 27, 2015 6:25 pm

You sure he didn't say it was all a plot by the English to discredit him and the great work that FIFA does to provide football facilities in South America and sub-Saharan Africa. And no he didn't know that a room at that hotel cost £2,000 a night and if it does, it's just a plot by the English to smear his good name.

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Re: FIFA house of cards on the fall

Post by mrblackbat » Tue Jun 02, 2015 6:11 pm

Bladder to quit despite "winning" the presidential vote.

http://m.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/32982449

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