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http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2...-said-and-done

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Donetsk's mayor Oleksandr Lukianchenko: "I'm delighted. Donetsk proved itself a hospitable city, dispelling the myths of British media." • Also last week: Donetsk's homeless population tell local press how they spent the tournament: "We were told we disgraced the city and foreigners must not see us. They caught us, threw us in vans and released us in Melitopol. Anyone who opposed it was beaten in the kidneys." (Lukianchenko: "The homeless always move south in summer. That is a natural process.")
The homeless, just like migratory birds.

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Belarus president Alexander Lukashenko – in UEFA's VIP box for the final as Ukraine's guest, despite an EU travel ban. In March Lukashenko said allegations by Germany's openly gay foreign minister that Belarus was a "corrupt dictatorship" were "hysterical … But I'd rather be a dictator than a gay."

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Re: Mr Joseph Sepp Bellend Blatter - FIFA corruption

Someone should shove a solid platinum football up Platini's rear end. While you are at it one up Blatter's rear end too
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Re: Mr Joseph Sepp Bellend Blatter - FIFA corruption

Another day, another massive case of corruption at FIFA...and this time it is quite a big one.

The Prosecuters office of Zug has released a document detailing bribes that were paid to FIFA by the media company that had exclusive rights to the world cups of 2002 and 2006.
Document is here
http://www.fifa.com/mm/document/affe...roceedings.pdf

Should also add that this document was only made public after several European Media organisations (BBC) made an application to the European courts.

So what does the document say?

Basically it is the acknowledgement that Havelange, previous Fifa president, and Texiera (Committee Member and incidentally Havelange's Son in Law), who was handling Brazil 2014 took bribes of 41million CHF from the marketing company International Sports Media and Marketing, known as ISL.

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The world governing body also agreed to pay 2.5million Swiss francs (£1.64m) in compensation - but only on the condition that criminal proceedings against Havelange and executive committee member Ricardo Teixeira were dropped.
http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/news/f...163908590.html

So they tried to bribe the Zug Law Courts to hush it up. This is of course all on the back of Sepp Blatters unopposed recent election to FIFA president where he said he would root out and punish corruption in FIFA.
Well he tried to hide this particular piece of corruption up.

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The report states: "The finding that FIFA had knowledge of the bribery payments to persons within its organs is not questioned.
"This is firstly because various members of the executive committee had received money, and furthermore, among other things, it was confirmed by the former chief financial officer of FIFA as a witness that a certain payment made to Joao Havelange... amounting to CHF1m was mistakenly directly transferred to a FIFA account; not only the CFO had knowledge of this, but also, among others, P1 would also have known about it."
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The person referred to in the report as P1 is not identified, but it also states that P1 and Havelange had signed the marketing agreement with ISL on behalf of FIFA in 1997. It is known that the agreement was signed by Havelange, who was president, and Blatter who was then general secretary.
So that will be Blatter taking bribes then, SHOCK AND HORROR !!

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"The finding that Fifa had knowledge of the bribery payments to persons within its organs is not questioned," the document states. "This is firstly because various members of the executive committee had received money, and furthermore … a [1m Swiss francs] payment made to João Havelange was mistakenly directly transferred to a Fifa account."
O and not just corrupt but incompetent at it as well.

So the ex-head of FIFA, the current head and the head of the country that just got the World Cup have all taken massive bribes from commercial companies.
Does anyone still think that FIFA should be in charge of anything?






On a related note, Jack Warner has become the head of national security in Trinidad and Tobago. Jack Warner now has access to guns.
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Old 12.07.2012, 14:21
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Re: Mr Joseph Sepp Bellend Blatter - FIFA corruption



Even Robert Mugabe is taken aback by the corruption of Sepp Blatter.

And just because this can't be posted enough,
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Re: Mr Joseph Sepp Bellend Blatter - FIFA corruption

http://www.spiegel.de/sport/fussball...rectedFrom=www

In the light of the recent fraud claims against FIFA the President of the German league association called for Blatter to resign, saying basically that FIFA needed to start over again and someone new needs to come in and start the reform.

This clearly angered dear old Seppli because the following day he gave an interview to ESPN where he says that the Award of the World Cup to Germany in 2006 was suspicious.
http://soccernet.espn.go.com/news/st...ld-cup?cc=5739

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Asked about the allegations that those World Cups had been bought, Blatter replied: "Bought World Cups... I remember the award of the World Cup for 2006 when, at the last minute, someone left the room, and so instead of the voting being split 10-10 it was 10-9 in favour of Germany.
"I'm glad I didn't have to make a casting vote but, well, that person suddenly got up and left. Maybe I was too good natured and naive."
Sepp Blatter is an amazing "man", I am not quite sure how he manages to continually fall so low as a human being. It seems that anytime someone attacks Sepp for corruption he just points the finger back at them. He seems to have so much dirt on everyone else that he is untouchable.

He ends the interview on this little silver lining
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He also suggested that he may run again for the presidency in 2015. "I would not exclude the possibility. Let's see how my health is."
I thought he said the last election was his final term...all I can say is that I hope his health fails, probably as a result of a bad back from having to carry around the massive amounts of cash he has stuffed down his shirt.
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Old 16.07.2012, 11:04
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http://www.spiegel.de/sport/fussball...rectedFrom=www

In the light of the recent fraud claims against FIFA the President of the German league association called for Blatter to resign, saying basically that FIFA needed to start over again and someone new needs to come in and start the reform.

This clearly angered dear old Seppli because the following day he gave an interview to ESPN where he says that the Award of the World Cup to Germany in 2006 was suspicious.
http://soccernet.espn.go.com/news/st...ld-cup?cc=5739

Sepp Blatter is an amazing "man", I am not quite sure how he manages to continually fall so low as a human being. It seems that anytime someone attacks Sepp for corruption he just points the finger back at them. He seems to have so much dirt on everyone else that he is untouchable.

He ends the interview on this little silver lining
I thought he said the last election was his final term...all I can say is that I hope his health fails, probably as a result of a bad back from having to carry around the massive amounts of cash he has stuffed down his shirt.
About "He seems to have so much dirt on everyone else that he is untouchable."

Lovely bunch aren't they?
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About "He seems to have so much dirt on everyone else that he is untouchable."

Lovely bunch aren't they?
They were looking for a lawyer for their anti-corruption (is that right? Ed.) unit a couple of months ago.
I applied, but in the end I didn't get the job.
With hindsight, that was probably the Best Possible Outcome (tm) for that job application
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They were looking for a lawyer for their anti-corruption (is that right? Ed.) unit a couple of months ago.
I applied, but in the end I didn't get the job.
With hindsight, that was probably the Best Possible Outcome (tm) for that job application
It turns out you were lucky to not get the job.
Well in the least surprising news ever, FIFA don't really want to crack down on corruption and the anti-corruption officer they hired quit in disgust.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2...y-resigns-fifa

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The credibility of the Fifa president Sepp Blatter's much trumpeted "road map to reform" has been dealt a further blow after a prominent international anti-bribery expert resigned in frustration from the independent panel supposed to be overseeing it.

Alexandra Wrage, who has previously criticised Fifa for "neutering" proposals made by the independent governance committee chaired by the Swiss law professor Mark Pieth, said that world football's governing body had proved resistant to change.

"We all focus our efforts where we can have an impact and I was not having an impact at Fifa," she told the Guardian. "It is important the organisation you are dealing with is receptive to those efforts and receptive to change. The independent governance committee put in a tremendous amount of work and effort putting together some fairly uncontroversial recommendations which were then knocked back," said Wrage, who is president of the non-profit international anti-bribery group Trace.
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-0...-project-.html

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“I resigned because it was not having any impact,” Wrage said in a telephone interview. “It’s been the least productive project I’ve ever been involved in. There’s no doubt about that.”

“The strangest thing is that people forget this was FIFA’s idea,” Wrage said. “They could have done nothing. They weathered lots of scandals before, so why do it and work to undermine the effort? I suppose they thought they were going to get easy good optics without fundamental change.”

Wrage, who’s advised several multinational companies, described FIFA as “byzantine and impenetrable” and her experience as “more baffling than frustrating.”

“This is not impossibly complicated work,” she said. “There’s widely held international best practice and they rejected them,” she said.
And João Havelange has resigned from FIFA after he was named as one of the men accepting bribes in the ISL scandal.
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The report states: "Mr Havelange has long held solely an honorary position, which does not qualify him as an 'official' under the code of ethics. Further, Mr Havelange resigned his position as honorary president effective 18.04.2013."

Blatter immediately issued a statement welcoming the fact that he had been cleared of misconduct. He said: "I also note with satisfaction that this report confirms that 'president Blatter's conduct could not be classified in any way as misconduct with regard to any ethics rules'.
So bribery is totally ok if you are just an honorary President and obviously Sepp is a hero once again.
(Havelange was once upon a time the full non-honorary head of FIFA but don't forget that that doesn't matter)
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Any thoughts of calls for Qatar to be stripped of the World Cup 2022?
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Any thoughts of calls for Qatar to be stripped of the World Cup 2022?
Totally agree. It should never have been selected in the first place; no football culture, ridiculous temperatures etc. Then we have the corrupt politicians and FIFA officials. It's the equivalent of holding a rugby world cup in Ecuador or a cricket world cup in Hungary.

Not sure FIFA would relish the legal challenge, however, if they decide to instigate a re-vote.
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Re: Mr Joseph Sepp Bellend Blatter - FIFA corruption

I suppose to get rid of Sepp Blatter is out of the question? I suppose he will only leave with his boots on!

I am not a football fan, but he has failed to keep any decency in the selection scheme. Corruption is a way of life in many countries, and Arab countries look upon it as normal business fees, but Blatter should be more careful about how his organisation accepts the gifts, and then he should give them away to a charity, or even the tax man!(What a novel idea!)
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Totally agree. It should never have been selected in the first place; no football culture, ridiculous temperatures etc. Then we have the corrupt politicians and FIFA officials. It's the equivalent of holding a rugby world cup in Ecuador or a cricket world cup in Hungary.

Not sure FIFA would relish the legal challenge, however, if they decide to instigate a re-vote.
Let's be honest, if (association) football culture was the only reason why countries hosted the World Cup, the United States would not have hosted it in 1994. If the Cup is moved, it won't be because of the "football culture" or even the bribes, but because FIFA has too much money invested in the World Cup being played during the northern summer when it will not conflict with European football club play nor NFL games in the northern winter.

(Before anybody complains that they don't care about the NFL, consider that Fox paid a good amount of money for the rights to broadcast the WC in the United States, and that money was bid in the assumption that the games would not conflict with the NFL season. It may be a minority compared to most of the money paid by truly football-mad nations like the UK, but it's still a good amount of change that FIFA doesn't want to give up.)
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I say trial by combat: Sepp Blatter vs the Mountain
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I say trial by combat: Sepp Blatter vs the Mountain
That's just ridiculous.


Sepp Blatter vs Arya Stark .

He'd still get a bloody good hiding.
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Sick and shameful. But how many of you will still be supporting by watching.
Don't watch- the ratings will soon send a message, Wringing our hands on EF won't.
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Easier said than done. It's not every year you're allowed for your wife to be a football widow for three weeks.
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Easier said than done. It's not every year you're allowed for your wife to be a football widow for three weeks.
~four weeks if you make the QFs and go out on penalties And why do you think Australia was out of the running for 2022 pretty quickly? Because the European audience is the key audience for the tournament and watching live is key. It'll take many WC cycles to get to FIFA's income, the advertisers will be there until 2022 from now at least.

Even the not-full stadia in South Africa was not really that damaging. A few workers killed in Brazil and Qatar not either.

I think Blatter's aiming to die in office. Until that happens, you might as well be a stick insect on a see-saw with a chunky monkey.......nothing's going to change.

And if Platini's ego gets in, it's going to be different but the same. Just like the FFP rules.....it's like being bitten by a toothless lion - and the lion removed it's teeth so it could bite you.
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And why do you think Australia was out of the running for 2022 pretty quickly? Because the European audience is the key audience for the tournament and watching live is key.
Isn't Japan and South Korea in roughly the same time zone as Australia? If that was a factor, those countries shouldn't have hosted the World Cup in 2002. I also suspect that if China ever bids for the men's World Cup, FIFA isn't going to worry about the European ratings.
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I'll look forward to FIFA's report/inquiry due mid-July.....
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