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Blatter expected to retain FIFA's presidential chair in next Friday's election

Tuesday, May 26th 2015 - 06:25 UTC
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Unless something dramatic happens, Sepp Blatter will on Friday emerge victorious from his latest FIFA presidential battle. Despite the challenge from Jordanian Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein, the 79-year-old Swiss is widely expected to secure the majority of votes of the 209 member federations in the secret ballot, reports World Football Insider. Read full article

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  • ElaineB

    Maybe not after the raids in Switzerland today. Though teflon Blatter was not arrested. Shame.

    May 27th, 2015 - 07:19 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • inthegutter

    If only we could abandon FIFA and start up something less tainted and corrupt, an organisation where any huge profits go directly either to development aid or fostering grass roots involvement in every country.

    May 27th, 2015 - 07:28 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    Of the 5 sports marketing executives arrested 3 are:

    Alejandro Burzaco
    Chief executive of an Argentine sports communications firm 'Torneos y Competencias'.
    TyC purchased the broadcasting rights for the 2006 World Cup in Germany.

    Hugo Jinkis
    President of Full Play Group, a sports marketing company in Argentina formed in 1998.

    Mariano Jinkis
    Vice-president of Full Play Group, a sports marketing company in Argentina formed in 1998.

    Given all the chat we have had about Barra Brava links to organised crime does it surprise anyone? Argentina seems to be the place to base your sports corruption enterprise.

    May 27th, 2015 - 08:59 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Redrow

    “Unless something dramatic happens, Sepp Blatter will on Friday emerge victorious”

    ..... What, like a big chunk of the electorate getting arrested for example?

    May 27th, 2015 - 09:31 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    Hmmm. I am not sure about that. Many of those arrested are Blatters closest allies and he is trying to postpone the ballot.

    Well done to the U.S. for finally acting on this bunch of crooks. It won't be long before Blatter is arrested too.

    May 27th, 2015 - 12:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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