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What shall FIFA do now?


  

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  1. 1. Should Blatter resign?

    • No
      16
    • Yes
      89
  2. 2. Should the elections for 2018 and 2022 be repeated?

    • No
      22
    • Yes (both)
      39
    • Yes (only 2018)
      0
    • Yes (only 2022)
      41
    • No, but the country, which bidded but lost, should host the next ones
      3
  3. 3. Should the bribery scandal be investigated by public authorities?

    • No - the FIFA ethic council will handle that perfectly
      7
    • Yes - the FIFA isn't able to handle it "in the family"
      98


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Rauball is not the German FA president, that's Wolfgang Niersbach. Rauball leads the DFL (the football league with its 36 clubs), I would be surprised if any DFB official would go as far in their reactions.

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Ah, that puts a different complexion on it then. It's no secret the European leagues are scathing about FIFA and Qatar screwing things up. Still funny that FIFA declared "closure" with Eckhart's report summary and they're now in an even bigger quagmire than before.

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This article here however should be a real concern for FIFA:

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/584553dc-6c12-11e4-b1e6-00144feabdc0.html#axzz3J9atqtU0

If the EU tackles the way media rights are sold, there'll be money lost, the last thing Blatter wants.

On a different level, it would be fun to see certain anti-EU voice(s) on here in pains for having to acknowledge evil Brussels is attacking evil Sepp.

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And here's what will be revealed...

Qatari football boss offered secret vote-rigging deal to Eng2018. New evidence blows hole in claim Mohd Bin Hammam had no role in #Qatar2022

Messages in #FifaFiles reveal Bin Hammam aides discussed his vote-rigging ploys & hailed him as a "hero" for bringing World Cup to Qatar

#FifaFiles reveal how Bin Hammam's staff went into shredding frenzy to destroy all evidence from the two years before #Qatar2022 vote

Fifa investigator spurned evidence from 2 England 2018 bid officials that Bin Hammam was brokering vote-ringing deals to benefit #Qatar2022

https://twitter.com/heidiblakeST

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This article here however should be a real concern for FIFA:

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/584553dc-6c12-11e4-b1e6-00144feabdc0.html#axzz3J9atqtU0

If the EU tackles the way media rights are sold, there'll be money lost, the last thing Blatter wants.

On a different level, it would be fun to see certain anti-EU voice(s) on here in pains for having to acknowledge evil Brussels is attacking evil Sepp.

One may say miracles do happen, on both fronts. And regarding the German League president's remarks, the very fact that a league boss in one of world football's biggest powers is opening talking of such action should be a real warning shot to FIFA. I very much doubt it will be though.

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That's going to take a long time. Democratically wise is impossible, at least, since the whole FIFA and world of football is corrupted to the core, in general. Even if most of Europe is against Blatter, he only needs the vote of the other confederations (i bet he bribes CONMEBOL and CONCACAF since the two seem to support Blatter a lot) to stay in power.

The only way is to show an investigation by neutral organizations on the matter and that someone manages to leak more incriminatory info from them, then hope this will force Blatter to leave. But to be honest i think he doesn't care anymore if the whole world calls him a corrupt. In fact he's reaching the point to love to brag about it.


Whats worse is, many are already losing the faith on this sport. The credibility of football will be as big as a WWE match.

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SI says that the report was far more damning of Blatter than the published summary suggests. We don't need an "independent" investigation into Blatter. He's overseen two decades of rank corruption within his inner circle. Either he was involved, in which case he should go, he didn't care, in which case he should go, or he knew but couldn't do anything about it, in which case he should go. Knowing what we know about corruption within the Exco, ther's no possible scenario which shows Blatter in a good light.

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Judging by some fellow Arab nations obviously boycotting the handball WC in Qatar next year, I'm not convinced there'd be a massive solidarity rally around Qatar.

Agreed, there is a lot of schadenfreude right now directed at Qatar and Saudi Arabia because of IS and other Sunni-Shia clashes. The hens are coming home to roast. Almost half a century of the Saudis, and more recently Qatar exporting Wabbabi Islam, and their money for political influence across the Middle East has created a lot of enemies. I think this is one of the reasons Western leaders, especially Obama, are working so hard to bring Iran in from the cold.

My question becomes why is Switzerland's judiciary not doing anything about this? Swiss law has to have been violated.

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The confidentiality issue kind of makes sense (yet it seems with their report summary they've even managed to bugger that up). But the fact the report summary has been disowned by the investigator, and the report itself seems flawed in so many ways, means this is just another FIFA cock-up. It's hardly THAT surprising either that the aspects which apparently criticise Blatter are kept to a minimum.

Who trusts the report, much less the FIFA approved summary? A few Qataris and....?

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