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Interview: Andy Harper on FIFA bribe scandals

05-12-2011 11:34 BJT

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For more on the issue, we turn to former professional footballer, now analyst and author, Andy Harper from Fox Australia.

A day after signing an agreement with Interpol to crack down on corruption, I'm sure FIFA wasn't expecting the first crisis they would face would be from within their own ranks.

In three weeks, incumbent President Sepp Blatter is up for re-election. His only opponent is the president of the Asian Confederation, Mohammed bin Hammam from Qatar, who's winning bid for 2022 is now severely tarnished. Can the vote in fact go ahead while this scandal is yet to be resolved?

FIFA has an ethics committee. Why have we not heard from them as a matter or urgency to at least give some showing that FIFA takes this seriously?

The winning bids for 2018 & 2022 have a huge shadow cast over them, is there a possibility the entire election process will be revisited?


Editor:Liu Fang |Source: CNTV.CN

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