Usually there is at least one new potential inductee whose credentials stand out so much that voting is a formality – but we don’t have anyone like that this year. Just a bunch of people with okay to strong, but not overwhelming, candidacies.
If there were any lingering doubts about whether Gianni Infantino has taken full, personal, complete Blatter-like control over the FIFA universe, they were utterly demolished in Bahrain yesterday. In a chaotic session of the full FIFA Congress, the Bald headed Swiss attorney managed to gavel...Full Story
After a five hour behind-closed-doors meeting which has been described - probably very accurately - as "tense", the soon-to-be-defenestrated FIFA Council labored mightily over the Palestine Football Association's complaint and decided: Not to decide. Our man Tokyo Sexwale, head of the...Full Story
The cardinal rule at FIFA, the one inviolate principle, has always been that they don't engage in politics. Unfortunately for them, and perhaps ultimately for all of us, politics is now refusing to return the favor. And to the extent that it was ever really true to begin with - which is...Full Story