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I don't understand how they can change their minds based on the media. Surely it should go to the best bid? And thats clearly England. A World Cup in Russia could be a nightmare with all the Visa problems, weather and distance between cities.

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This Is absolutely unbelievable - essentially "Stop investigating us, shut your press up or you won't get the World Cup". The mere fact FIFA have come out with this should confirm what a fraudulent, corrupt, moneyhole of an organisation they are.

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who polices the police though? FIFA are a law unto themselves and can do pretty much whatever they like with the world cup.

 

 

Exactly. I dislike the fact Anson is having meetings with Mark Thompson, it stinks of either collusion or more likely the worst kind of cow-towing to corruption in trying to suppress Panorama. Proper exposure is about all there is to trip these crooks up

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Exactly. I dislike the fact Anson is having meetings with Mark Thompson, it stinks of either collusion or more likely the worst kind of cow-towing to corruption in trying to suppress Panorama. Proper exposure is about all there is to trip these crooks up

and there's literally no-one to do it. everyone knows they're bent as a******s and that they're a charity which makes gigantic profits from the world game, but there's no organisation or regulator which can call them to account. whole association stinks to high heaven.

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and there's literally no-one to do it. everyone knows they're bent as a******s and that they're a charity which makes gigantic profits from the world game, but there's no organisation or regulator which can call them to account. whole association stinks to high heaven.

qv Formula One....the Olympic "movement"...

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BBC Panorama have already contacted FIFA and individual members about the findings of their investigations into World Cup bidding, it emerged today.

 

News of the latest development will cause further worry to England 2018 World Cup bid leaders that their campaign is being damaged by Britain-based media investigations.

 

Two FIFA executive committee members have already been suspended following a Sunday Times undercover sting, and the fact that others have now been asked by Panorama for responses to their investigation is likely to infuriate world football's top brass.

 

A Panorama spokesman said: "We have contacted FIFA and individual executive committee members regarding our findings. We are currently awaiting a response."

 

Former sports minister Richard Caborn said the BBC should send all the evidence Panorama have uncovered to FIFA's independent ethics committee immediately - rather than deliver shock revelations when the programme is screened just three days before the vote for the 2018 and 2022 tournaments.

 

As revealed by PA Sport yesterday, England 2018 chief executive Andy Anson visited BBC director general Mark Thompson this week to express fears that the Panorama investigation could fatally harm their bid.

 

Caborn, formerly ex-Prime Minister Gordon Brown's World Cup bid ambassador, said: "If Panorama or any other media have any evidence of any wrongdoing they should immediately refer that to the FIFA ethics committee so that it can be examined by the independent panel.

 

"Whilst I agree that newspapers and television have every right to investigate they should not be used in a selfish way for circulation or viewing figures and damaging the England bid.

 

"The importance of the England bid for ordinary fans is considerable and therefore any evidence should be referred to the new ethics committee immediately."

 

Bid leaders already admit that the recent Sunday Times investigation into FIFA members has caused "significant damage" to their campaign for 2018 and are worried that the Panorama programme will intensify the backlash against them.

 

FIFA's ethics committee was set up in 2006 and was initially chaired by Sebastian Coe before he stepped down to work on England's World Cup bid.

 

Meanwhile, Danny Jordaan, the head of the 2010 South Africa World Cup organising committee, has announced he is to campaign for a seat on FIFA's executive committee in February.

 

Two of Africa's four places on the committee are up for grabs - one of them currently held by Nigerian Amos Adamu, one of the duo provisionally suspended pending the FIFA ethics committee hearing.

 

Jordaan was also a member of the FIFA World Cup bids inspection team. The head of that team, Harold Mayne-Nicholls, yesterday lost his bid to be re-elected as president of the Chilean FA.

 

http://www.independe...fa-2126408.html

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