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FIFA Officials Facing Federal Corruption Charges

Discussion in 'Other Sports' started by tellitlikeitis, May 26, 2015.

  1. mtbrays

    mtbrays Contributing Member
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    I'll save you some time:

    "Who cares?!?:confused: You're still gonna watch no matter what so PIPE DOWN!!!!:mad::mad: USA is just mad that they lost 2022 so deal with it :p

    No era penal :)"
     
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  2. tellitlikeitis

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    FIFA's presidential election is happening now. Bob Ley just ripped up a FIFA press release live on SportsCenter.
     
  3. plcmts17

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    He can be a moron at times. I heard him say, when the allegations broke on Wednesday that there had been "whispers" of corruption regarding the awarding of the 2018 and 2022 WC. "Whispers"??? Really Bob?

    I am following the Mirror blog of the election. They are about halfway through.
    http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/live-fifa-election-sepp-blatter-5781616
     
  4. Jontro

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    Remove Blatter and insert David Stern.
     
  5. tellitlikeitis

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    Whoa wait a minute

    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Sepp Blatter has really changed since the beginning of the election. <a href="http://t.co/7W7ovBgrXw">pic.twitter.com/7W7ovBgrXw</a></p>&mdash; 32 Flags (@32flags) <a href="https://twitter.com/32flags/status/604327006247985152">May 29, 2015</a></blockquote>
    <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
     
  6. tellitlikeitis

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    Blatter won 133-73, but he did not get the 2/3 majority (140). So, moving on to round 2.

    206 of 209 ballots were considered valid.
     
  7. tellitlikeitis

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    Prince Ali pulls out.
     
  8. AroundTheWorld

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    I can't stand Blatter.
     
  9. tellitlikeitis

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    "I am a face full man"
     
  10. The Stig

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    Why would Prince Ali withdraw like that?
     
  11. SwoLy-D

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    That's what SHE said! :grin:
     
  12. Castor27

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    From what I read it is a 2.5 hour process that no one wanted to go through for him just to obviously lose. The 133 were not changing their vote and in Round 2 Blatter only needed 105 to win. Getting to the 2nd round was still an accomplishment given that with Africa and Asia Blatter had around 100 votes already. I think the Prince conceded to spare everyone from having to go through another voting process. My guess is this business is far from over. UEFA has several threats out therefrom withdrawing from FIFA (unlikely) to call for a general meeting in a few months to try and oust Blatter (more likely especially if any evidence comes out against him).
     
  13. mtbrays

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    Yeah, today was a formality that we knew would happen. The snake's head has not been cut off yet. It's up to the DOJ and Swiss to make sure it is, though.

    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">From this graphic you can see how <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Blatter?src=hash">#Blatter</a> would have no clue about alleged corruption at <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/FIFA?src=hash">#FIFA</a> - via <a href="https://twitter.com/McKenzieCNN">@McKenzieCNN</a> <a href="http://t.co/WmQpDjTVSd">pic.twitter.com/WmQpDjTVSd</a></p>&mdash; Kay Burley (@KayBurley) <a href="https://twitter.com/KayBurley/status/604195374341976067">May 29, 2015</a></blockquote>
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    Blatter's power bloc are the corrupt African and Asian FAs, plus much of CONCACAF and CONMEBOL. They'll never turn against him and side with UEFA.
     
  14. SwoLy-D

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    LOLs. :grin:

    The Office - pyramid scheme
    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/a231RLKyfPw?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
     
  15. plcmts17

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    Conmebol voted against Blatter today. Concacaf will come around.
    These are the confederations that UEFA needs to ally with to make any serious noise.
    Conmebol doesn't want to lose any WC spots to Oceania or Asia or Africa.
    Something needs to be done about the Caribbean Bloc that now outnumbers the rest of the NA continent countries 3 to 1. They have way too much power
    for a bloc of countries that provide very little to the rest of the confederation.

    Africa and Asia might have the votes, but they don't have even half of the
    drawing power of UEFA, Conmebol and Concacaf. And they need to use this to their advantage as much as possible.
     
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    It is beyond r****ded that carribean has so much voting power when in the real world they are an ant both population wise and football wise.
     
  17. ipaman

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    Blatter is scum but that graphic is propaganda. There is a whole bunch of innocent vice presidents and other executive leadership missing from that pyramid. Can't trust the news, they're just as corrupt as FIFA.
     
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    This is so wrong it ridiculous. Without writing a book here are the facts.

    1. Garcia (and Eckert) were appointed (by Blatter) to investigate ISL and bribes involved with selling WC rights as early as 1992 before Blatter was even president. Both FIFA and CONNMEBOL presidents (two Brazilians) were found guilty but had already resigned years before so nothing was done. Blatter gets to show everyone he will clean FIFA up.

    2. Next WC bids, Both UK and USA lose out on bids they are expecting to win. Major outrage including Bill Clinton.

    3. Due to UK press investigations and Chucky Blazer revelations (more on that later), among other things Garcia investigates. Using his same post within FIFA and after his initial task (ISL) was done, Garcia on his own decides to investigate the bidding processes for 2018 and 2022. Eckert (his original partner) blocked his report from being published on legal grounds and instead released his report own clearing Russia/Qatar. Side note, FIFA does multiple things to hamper Garcia during his investigation.

    4. The world and Garcia ares outraged, Garcia resigns from FIFA.

    5. Even before Garcia begins his investigation, Chuck "Fat Pirate Scum" Blazer (also American) gets busted for tax evasion. The coward turns FBI/IRS informant and starts singing like a bird.

    Those are the high level facts. If you think the 2018, 2022 awards have no impact at all you're crazy. Garcia doesn't even do an investigation and get blocked if 2018 and 2022 go to UK and USA. If 2018 and 2022 are awarded to UK, USA your first domino never falls!!!
     
  19. ferrari77

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    Almost every FA is corrupt in one way or another including the USSF and the English FA. They've all done things over the last 15 years (and more) to curry favour with FIFA & other FA's that they wouldn't be proud to have the general public know about.

    Also, those FA's and confederations won't turn against Blatter because those trying to run against Blatter have shown no inclination that they give a crap about those FA's and confederations or even bother to assuage any concerns they have about FIFA & its relationship with CAF & AFC going forward.
     
  20. malakas

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    Makes sense that the reason is that uk and usa superpowers lost. Its how the world works, everyone knew of corruption and looked away and only when their interests werent served decided to intervene and "punish".
    even smth as ludicrous and unhealthy as having the mundial under 50c hot sun and considering asking uefa to change the national championship shedules wouldnt have been enough if it wsnt for usa and uk losing their bids.
     

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