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Re: Mr Joseph Sepp Bellend Blatter - FIFA corruption

Reportedly Infantino intends to sell essentially all FIFA's intellectual rights, including the World Cup, to an investor group. The Japanese Softbank is rumored to be the main investor, financed by Saudi petrodolllars.


For a cool USD 25 billions!


Now, he may be unlikely to get that deal through so he appears to do it all behind closed doors. Still, no council member appears to raise any concerns or even questions publicly, no national club, not the UEFA, nobody!

Don't try to tell me this doesn't spell corruption. What probably got reduced under Blatter is back again larger than ever after less than three years under Infantino.
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Re: Mr Joseph Sepp Bellend Blatter - FIFA corruption

I fell of my chair reading this…

what is he going to do next? FIFA is an IP organisation. What would be left after signing away the IP, organising the tournaments as an operations entity for the rightsholder..

don't get it
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Re: Mr Joseph Sepp Bellend Blatter - FIFA corruption

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Meeting room three of the Schweizerhof hotel in Bern must be a forgettable place. Gianni Infantino, head of football’s world governing body FIFA, has no recollection of being there two years ago. His old friend, Rinaldo Arnold, a cantonal prosecutor, does not recall being there with him. And nor, apparently, does Michael Lauber, Switzerland’s federal prosecutor.

Perhaps because of such forgetfulness, Lauber is now fighting for his political survival, after Switzerland’s highest court ruled on Wednesday that not only had the meeting taken place – and two others before it – but that it had constituted a serious breach of protocol.
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Will it ever stop raining sh#t at FIFA?

Additionally it looks like the Federal Prosecutor’s investigation into the global Odebrecht bribery case embroiling Brazil’s national oil company, Petrobras, and the multibillion-dollar embezzlement scandal at 1MDB, the Malaysian sovereign wealth fund are also tainted and possibly may collapse.
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Old 04.07.2020, 13:13
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Re: Mr Joseph Sepp Bellend Blatter - FIFA corruption

New faces but the same old rubbish continues-
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Switzerland named a special prosecutor to review criminal complaints against FIFA chief Gianni Infantino and Attorney General Michael Lauber after the men held undocumented meetings while Lauber’s office was investigating suspected graft surrounding the global soccer body.
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Maybe this time they will find enough evidence for criminal prosecution.
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New faces but the same old rubbish continues-


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Maybe this time they will find enough evidence for criminal prosecution.
I didn't follow the Lauber affair, but isn't he part of the problem rather than the solution? The proceedings to remove him from office don't come out of the blue.
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I didn't follow the Lauber affair, but isn't he part of the problem rather than the solution? The proceedings to remove him from office don't come out of the blue.
In case anybody missed it, Lauber has resigned.
In a statement on Monday, the AB-BA, the supervisory body that oversees Lauber, said he had “seriously violated his official and legal duties”, and through his conduct he had “damaged the reputation of the Office of the Federal Prosecutor of Switzerland”.

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Will be interesting to see how this situation rolls out for FIFA chief Gianni Infantino.
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Maybe this time they will find enough evidence for criminal prosecution.
Maybe they'll just ban soccer!

It's about time, horrid game.

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Re: Mr Joseph Sepp Bellend Blatter - FIFA corruption

The Swiss special federal public prosecutor has opened criminal proceedings against Fifa’s president Gianni Infantino.

Official Swiss announcement..
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The Swiss special federal public prosecutor has opened criminal proceedings against Fifa’s president Gianni Infantino.

Official Swiss announcement..
Why does the Fifa president need to be Swiss? The've not exactly got a good track record in honesty, have they?

How about appointing someone non-Swiss? Perhaps that might reduce the corruption.
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Re: Mr Joseph Sepp Bellend Blatter - FIFA corruption

I’m not certain he has to be Swiss.
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Old 30.07.2020, 21:38
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I’m not certain he has to be Swiss.
I suppose he could be Russian too.
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Old 30.07.2020, 21:45
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Re: Mr Joseph Sepp Bellend Blatter - FIFA corruption

Here is the FIFA regulations, does not limit the selection of President candidates in anyway. So yes could be Russian.
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Re: Mr Joseph Sepp Bellend Blatter - FIFA corruption

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Maybe they'll just ban soccer!

It's about time, horrid game.

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I used to think the same because I only watched the matches on tv....it seemed so boring and "theatrical" at times...

You have a totally different feeling on a stadium, trust me. I started to get the hype around this sport only after I watched it live, on a stadium..

What I think it's really detrimental to this sport is the huge amount of money involved. It became such an ugly business. Hence the corruption, the scandals etc etc

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Why does the Fifa president need to be Swiss? The've not exactly got a good track record in honesty, have they?

How about appointing someone non-Swiss? Perhaps that might reduce the corruption.
Are we going to judge people based on their nationality and not on personal merits? Why not someone who did something for this sport, they usually come from less "desirable" countries...lol.
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Stick R. Fowler at the helm to keep a tight line.
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Are we going to judge people based on their nationality and not on personal merits? Why not someone who did something for this sport, they usually come from less "desirable" countries...lol.
There seems to be something rotten in Fifa management that's been there for a long time. It would appear to be a bit of a local old-boys club.

The organisation is not Swiss so doesn't need a Swiss person at the helm. Starting afresh with someone not in that club would seem to be a good idea and show that Fifa is serious about upping it's game.

Appointing someone else from the local old boys club would suggest they are quite happy to keep things the way they are.

As for nationality - it's not me that sticks a 'Schweizer Qualität' label on all and sundry. The locals do that themselves.

'Schweizer Qualität' doesn't stand for 'no criticism allowed', at least not to my eyes.
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There seems to be something rotten in Fifa management that's been there for a long time. It would appear to be a bit of a local old-boys club.

The organisation is not Swiss so doesn't need a Swiss person at the helm. Starting afresh with someone not in that club would seem to be a good idea and show that Fifa is serious about upping it's game.

Appointing someone else from the local old boys club would suggest they are quite happy to keep things the way they are.

As for nationality - it's not me that sticks a 'Schweizer Qualität' label on all and sundry. The locals do that themselves.

'Schweizer Qualität' doesn't stand for 'no criticism allowed', at least not to my eyes.
Local old boys club....now why am I not surprised.

Would someone starting afresh enjoy the support they'd need in order to change something? I don't know how Fifa works tbh. Like in every organisation, I think one would need the support of others.
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The Swiss special federal public prosecutor has opened criminal proceedings against Fifa’s president Gianni Infantino.

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What about the currently on 5 months cumulated vacation former Swiss federal prosecutor? Media don't seem very clear on what's going on there
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As for nationality - it's not me that sticks a 'Schweizer Qualität' label on all and sundry. The locals do that themselves.

'Schweizer Qualität' doesn't stand for 'no criticism allowed', at least not to my eyes.
Please show where FIFA is celebrated as "Swiss quality", other than perhaps FIFA themselves.



That aside, and completely unrelated to the above though inspired by your usage, what's the difference in English between using single ('') and double ("") quotes?
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Re: Mr Joseph Sepp Bellend Blatter - FIFA corruption

Isn't FIFA an officially recognized mafia subsidiary?
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Please show where FIFA is celebrated as "Swiss quality", other than perhaps FIFA themselves.
Obviously themselves.

To be fair , it's not just the Swiss officials that have been accused of being corrupt and/or accepting bribes.


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That aside, and completely unrelated to the above though inspired by your usage, what's the difference in English between using single ('') and double ("") quotes?
North Americans generally use double quotes. British use single quotes. I'm the latter.

It doesn't really matter.
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