FIFA’s Future and Sepp Blatter – changes

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FIFA’s Future and Sepp Blatter.  Mr Blatter remains head of football’s world governing body. Changes expected to happen in future

While not winning outright rival Prince Ali bin al-Hussein of Jordan, withdrew after the first round of voting.

The whole election process was surrounded by a scandal of corruption allegations and arrests.

Latest 27 May 2015

It emerged there were two investigations into corruption at football’s governing body Fifa.  This  followed arrests in Zurich on charges brought by the United States.

In separate legal action, Swiss prosecutors launched a criminal case into the bids for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.  One held in Russia and Qatar respectively.

Swiss Federal Office of Justice said US authorities believed the officials had received $100m worth of bribes since the early 1990s. The crimes were agreed to and prepared in the US via US bank accounts, it adds.

Fifa officials are in Switzerland in preparation for electing presidency of the Association Friday May 29.

Before the vote for Presidency:

There were calls for the President of FIFA Sepp Blatter not to stand again. Michael van Praag, boss of the Dutch Football Association and FA chairman Greg Dyke sent the message to abandon ideas to stand for a fifth term.  It followed allegations of corruption and bribery within FIFA.

Uefa executive committee member Michael van Praag told Blatter he should not be a candidate for re-election in 2015 because Fifa’s reputation had been so damaged during his presidency.

Did you follow this story when it was making headlines?  What would you like happen?  Change at the top?  Replace the whole presidency? Are the complaint justified?

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