I think this story being discussed about what Gianni Infantino, the head of FIFA, was planning, is the big news today.

Apparently, Infantino and the Saudi Royal family put forward a plan that would give them the rights to virtually own all the rights to the World Cup and all past DVDs or past memorabilia would be owned by the new company, jointly owned by the Saudis with 49% and Infantino with 51%.

Just when we thought we had got rid of the most corrupt man in FIFA when we got rid of Blatter... but it seems Infantino has exactly the same morals as Blatter.


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Lawrence Green
1 Posted 20/11/2018 at 17:03:44
This is a troubling story doesn't affect Everton FC directly but, if true, it shows that the game has lost all of its sense of proportion and is being used as a tool for those who seek power and wealth by any means possible.

Infantino Goes For Gold

Jay Wood
[BRZ]

2 Posted 20/11/2018 at 17:15:10
Very distrubing report about Infantino and FIFA if true.

Aren't Infantino and Blatter from the same town, or district, in Switzerland?

A true 'infantino terrible' if, as it appears, he has learnt 'well' from his 'master'.

David Ellis
3 Posted 21/11/2018 at 08:48:27
Hugely unsurprising – I can't understand why FIFA still exists given the levels of corruption.

I agree with his (and UEFA's) efforts to stop the Euro Super League but know that his real objection is that he won't control it. I worry that UEFA will cook up something that moves us towards a Super League type situation.

Steve Dickinson
4 Posted 21/11/2018 at 23:27:52
It sounds like FIFA will be voting for its own demise.

If this is so, everyone in the Working Party that will make the recommendation to the FIFA Council must have been paid off.

Infantino makes Blatter look like an amateur crook.

Don Alexander
5 Posted 22/11/2018 at 00:37:33
Shock, horror! Football bosses allegedly corrupt!! Who'd a-thought it!!!
Derek Thomas
6 Posted 22/11/2018 at 23:49:10
On a scale of dodgy dealers and uber fraudsters, it seems like FIFA got rid of Arthur Daley and hired Robert Maxwell.
Colin Glassar
7 Posted 23/11/2018 at 00:09:05
Blatter was Infantino's mentor and protector for years. Many journos ITK, eg, David Conn, warned the world body about this crook. I am not surprised one iota.
Gary Russell
8 Posted 23/11/2018 at 01:20:05
Talking of David Conn, Colin, here's an article from Wednesday's Guardian reporting on the World Cup stadiums in Qatar and the £5-a-day wages.

FIFA, there are no words. Makes you proud to be a human.

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/nov/21/qatar-2022-40-a-week-to-build-the-world-cup-stadiums

Colin Glassar
9 Posted 23/11/2018 at 11:20:30
Fifa makes me sick, Gary. I love football, and the World Cup, but I hope the Qatar fiasco is a complete and embarrassing failure.
Seb Niemand
10 Posted 28/11/2018 at 13:39:53
We have a saying here in my part of the world – "You lay down with a dog, you get up with its fleas". The minute FIFA climbed into bed with people of this unscrupulous, amoral, self-interested and hypocritical stripe, they became them themselves.

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