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Fixed or not?

IMO, definitely fixed. Way too many reports coming out of dodgy meetings and payments. If found true, Blatter should go.

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Two more of Fifa's headline World Cup sponsors have warned that corruption allegations engulfing the award of the 2022 tournament to Qatar are damaging the global reputation of the game.

 

Visa and Adidas on Sunday joined Sony in demanding that the bribery claims be taken seriously by world football's governing body, on the day that England's footballers arrived in Brazil.

 

Adidas, which recently renewed its sponsorship until 2030 and is Fifa's longest serving partner, said: "The negative tenor of the public debate around Fifa at the moment is neither good for football nor for Fifa and its partners."

 

Visa, which insists that only its cards can be used at World Cup venues as part of its sponsorship deal, said it expected Fifa would "take the appropriate actions" to respond to the current investigation and its recommendations.

 

On Saturday, Sony had said it expected Fifa to ensure the disclosures are "investigated appropriately".

 

A spokesman for Coca-Cola said: "Anything that detracts from the mission and ideals of the Fifa World Cup is a concern to us, but we are confident that Fifa is taking these allegations very seriously and is investigating them thoroughly through the investigatory chamber of the Fifa ethics committee."

 

The sponsors spoke out following new revelations in the Sunday Times regarding the activities of Mohamed Bin Hammam, the Qatari former Fifa executive committee member – who was also formerly the Asian Football Confederation president – and his alleged links to the successful Qatar 2022 bid.

 


 

 

Money is at risk... FIFA will finally listen. 

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Getting sick of corruptions surrounding around football especially in the governing body itself.

 

The Qatar IMHO should not push through. The humidity would be unbearable for the players. They should have thought about it before granting them the bid.

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Countries that should be eligible in the event of a revote:

Italy

England (come on, no-brainer when you think about it-travel infrastructure, stadia, and absolutely mad about football)

Australia (football might not be their sport, but they're crazy about sports in general)

USA  (see above-they also have more purpose-built stadia now thanks to the MLS)

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Blatter is now claiming that the doubts cast over the veracity of the Qatar bid are racist in nature.

Who the f**k is he trying the kid? The prick.

 

That made me laugh out loud, he's unbelievable.

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Blatter is now claiming that the doubts cast over the veracity of the Qatar bid are racist in nature.

Who the f**k is he trying the kid? The prick.

Wow, what a f**king senile twat.

 

How the hell did this guy get to where he is? This entire saga just reeks of corruption and it's now blatantly obvious.

 

Countries that should be eligible in the event of a revote:

Italy

England (come on, no-brainer when you think about it-travel infrastructure, stadia, and absolutely mad about football)

Australia (football might not be their sport, but they're crazy about sports in general)

USA  (see above-they also have more purpose-built stadia now thanks to the MLS)

As much as I'd like to see it state-side or even in England I think that Australia is the best option. Australians, while you're right in saying Football isn't their national sport, are still sport-mad and will put on a good show. The World Cup would also take place in their winter months so that eliminates any climate issues. 

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Blatter's a fecking fruitcake! To come out with claims like this is ludicrous!

I'm a Times reader and I've read all the articles. The evidence is comprehensive and there's no doubt in my mind that Qatar bought their votes. Even Platini got a nice deal out of it, his son got a high ranking job at a Qatar owned company if I remember rightly.

Blatter obviously couldn't give a stuff about corruption in the sport. The whole of FIFA is bent and nobody seems to be interested in doing anything about it. It's down to the sponsors to kick up enough stink but it may have to take the teams threatening to boycott the competition to get the fat cats really worried.

Edited by Huttsey

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It isn't extreme to suggest a serious investigation into forming a breakaway body. If the top European club sides threaten to walk from UEFA, likewise the top international sides from FIFA, the floorboards will start to shake.

Edited by mactheknife

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This is brilliant, everything you want to say about FIFA but not articulate enough to say it...

and the facts about Manaus and Qatar - very worrying

Why is no one stopping Blatter someone has to step in surely ?

Edited by andy

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investigations are reportedly underway and the verdict will be released come on/before October.

 

http://www.football-espana.net/42441/qatar-verdict-september-or-october

 

hoping for an expedite and justified verdict here.. 

 

O look Fifa is investigating themselves. How can they come to a foul play verdict if it makes themselves look bad?

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Big Fifa meeting in Brazil going on today/tonight, Blatter has had calls from the Dutch and English FA's calling for him to stand down.....more to follow......

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