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Pffff. Stuff like that makes me wonder whether it would be easier to just declare the whole FIFA a criminal organisation, shut it down & start again. No need to affect the 2018 WC, the new organisation can take that on & it's only early qualifiers happening now.

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IOC President Thomas Bach statement "enough is enough"

Enough is enough. We hope that now, finally, everyone at FIFA has at last understood that they cannot continue to remain passive. They must act swiftly to regain credibility because you cannot forever dissociate the credibility of FIFA from the credibility of football.

FIFA must realise that this is now about more than just a list of candidates. This is also a structural problem and will not be solved simply by the election of a new President.

They must do two things immediately: they must accelerate and deepen the reform process in order to comply with accountability, transparency and all the principles of good governance, as expressed in our reform programme, Olympic Agenda 2020.

They should also be open for a credible external presidential candidate of high integrity, to accomplish the necessary reforms and bring back stability and credibility to FIFA.

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Reminder that the IOC is no one to talk and they should keep their traps shut. Unless they want us to rub this at their faces again

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http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2014/10/02/ioc_demands_oslo_drops_bid_after_over_the_top_list_of_requirements.html

Anyway, glad to see Platini also got what he deserved. However my expectations are low knowing the guy who made that stupid as hell decision back then in 2010 of suspending Togo (when they were the ones who got shot and wanted to quit the Cup of Nations with good reasons) is the temporal president of FIFA.

FIFA as a whole needs to dissapear. They're so corrupt the only solution is to scrap and rebuild itself.

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Reminder that the IOC is no one to talk and they should keep their traps shut. Unless they want us to rub this at their faces again

http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2014/10/02/ioc_demands_oslo_drops_bid_after_over_the_top_list_of_requirements.html

The IOC is orders of magnitude less corrupt than FIFA in its current state - an organisation which has nearly all its senior members suspended or removed and now is completely rudderless without a real President. Sure the IOC has its problems, but it has every right to make its voice known. I'm pleased Bach's said this. It keeps up the pressure.

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Reminder that the IOC is no one to talk and they should keep their traps shut. Unless they want us to rub this at their faces again

Sometimes I think FIFA aren't a horrible organisation, that they aren't that bad. And then I look at the IOC, which has done 2 major reforms in the last 25 years to solve problems as the rise up

FIFA has not changed a thing despite blantant bribery in the past 25 years.

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Pffff. Stuff like that makes me wonder whether it would be easier to just declare the whole FIFA a criminal organisation, shut it down & start again. No need to affect the 2018 WC, the new organisation can take that on & it's only early qualifiers happening now.

FIFA are great at what they do well, which is the logistics of world football, globalization and warding off real-world politics in the game. I deem the net result as positive.

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UEFA's Infantino to bid for FIFA presidency

UEFA general secretary Gianni Infantino has agreed to stand as a candidate for the FIFA presidency, European soccer's governing body said on Monday, adding that he had its full support.

The announcement came on deadline day for candidates to register their nominations for the election of soccer's crisis-torn governing body which will take place in Zurich on Feb. 26.

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Ad-hoc Electoral Committee admits five candidates for FIFA presidential election

(FIFA.com)

12 Nov 2015

On 9 November 2015, the Ad-hoc Electoral Committee admitted and declared five candidates eligible to stand for election to the office of FIFA President. The election will take place at the Extraordinary FIFA Congress in Zurich on 26 February 2016.

The candidates admitted and declared are:

• HRH Prince Ali Al Hussein

• Sheikh Salman Bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa

• Jérôme Champagne

• Gianni Infantino

• Tokyo Sexwale

Pursuant to FIFA’s Electoral Regulations and the FIFA Organisation Regulations, the investigatory chamber of the Ethics Committee conducted integrity checks on the candidates. This two-step process involved first creating detailed reports of risk-relevant information relating to each candidate. The integrity check included a review of corporate records, litigation cases, bankruptcy proceedings, potential regulatory actions taken against the candidate and a review of media reports concerning potential red flags (fraudulent behaviour, match manipulation, human rights violations, etc.). Each candidate was then asked to comment on the content of the detailed report produced.

The final integrity check reports and the comments submitted by the candidates were provided to the members of the Ad-hoc Electoral Committee and evaluated to determine whether each of the candidates fulfilled the requirements for the presidency as outlined in the FIFA Statutes and Regulations.

The Ad-hoc Electoral Committee did not admit the candidature of Musa Hassan Bility, in view of the content of the integrity check report relating to him. For reasons of protection of personality rights, the Ad-hoc Electoral Committee – while it has explained its considerations in detail to Musa Hassan Bility – will not comment publicly on the specifics of its decision.

The decisions of the Ad-hoc Electoral Committee on the eligibility of candidates may be appealed at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Lausanne.

The committee will continue to supervise the electoral process to ensure that each candidate complies with all applicable FIFA regulations and provisions leading up to and during the Extraordinary FIFA Congress in February.

Additional details on the electoral process are available in the following FAQ document.

FIFA

http://www.fifa.com/governance/news/y=2015/m=11/news=ad-hoc-electoral-committee-admits-five-candidates-for-fifa-presidentia-2732125.html

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Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini banned from football for eight years by Fifa

Sepp Blatter and the longtime Fifa president’s one-time heir apparent, Michel Platini, have been banned from football for eight years, ending the career of the former and definitively derailing the vaulting ambitions of the latter.

The Fifa ethics committee, chaired by the German judge Hans-Joachim Eckert, has ruled that both men should be banned despite their protestations that they did nothing wrong when Blatter paid the Uefa president 2m Swiss francs (£1.35m) in 2011, nine years after both men claimed it was originally due.

The committee found that: “Mr Blatter, in his position as president of Fifa, authorised the payment to Mr Platini which had no legal basis in the written agreement signed between both officials on 25 August 1999. Neither in his written statement nor in his personal hearing was Mr Blatter able to demonstrate another legal basis for this payment. His assertion of an oral agreement was determined as not convincing and was rejected by the chamber.”

In addition to being banned, Blatter was fined 50,000 Swiss francs or £34,000 and Platini 80,000 Swiss francs or £54,000.

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http://www.theguardian.com/football/2015/dec/21/sepp-blatter-michel-platini-banned-from-football-fifa

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So what will our very own little Don Corleone, aka Greg Dyke, do now? His beloved Platini has been exposed as no better than Sepp. And perhaps more importantly, what will UEFA do now? He's been banned from football so he can't keep on as UEFA president. Great news, of course, but really, what a mess :rolleyes:

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