FIFA – What next? It’s an interesting thought that many people must have mulled over. The farce of seven of FIFA’s top officials being arrested on a US warrant by Swiss police on Wednesday at a hotel in Zurich, two days ahead of their leadership conference, was big news.
Yet, two days later Sepp Blatter defied everyone by being elected for a fifth term as FIFA president, despite widespread calls for him to resign. His victory came following the sudden withdrawal of Prince Ali-bin Al-Hussein from the second round of voting.
Should Qatar host the football World Cup in 2022? It is a debatable point…
FIFA has been under pressure to re-run the vote on who should host the 2022 World Cup after new allegations of corruption. The Qatar Bid Committee has however, denied any wrongdoing following recent reports of corruption in The Sunday Times. The newspaper alleged Mohamed Bin Hammam, a former FIFA executive member for Qatar, made payments totalling US$5 million (£2.98m) to football bosses to secure support for the bid.
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