10 May 2011

FIFA Governance and Legitimacy

Lord Treisman, former head of the English FA, airs some dirty laundry today before a committee of the UK Parliament, some juicy bits shown above. (A video of the whole session can be found here.) Meantime, Seth Blatter is "shocked" by allegations of corruption. FIFA is also facing allegations of systematic match fixing.

I doubt we've heard the last of this, as Triesman's testimony is not the sort of thing to be offered on a one-off basis. Expect more revelations to follow, and a battle for the future of FIFA that will certainly get even more interesting.