FIFA vote to go ahead

2011-06-01 10:56

Zurich - FIFA says its presidential election will go ahead on Wednesday despite England's call for a postponement amid football's corruption scandals.

Sepp Blatter is the only candidate and is set to be re-elected to another four-year term. His only challenger, Mohamed bin Hammam, withdrew over the weekend before being suspended on bribery allegations.

Hours ahead of the election, Blatter told his Congress that the worst scandal in the body's history could be solved within FIFA itself with him in charge.

England FA president David Bernstein said that "a coronation without an opponennt provides a flawed mandate," as he called for a postponement for several months to allow for corruption scandals to be cleared up.

In all, 172 of the 208 delegations rejected England's call to postpone the election.


  • bjatladi - 2011-06-01 11:05

    Fifa has voiced its thinking and its emphatic NO to the britidh! Thank you memeber states!

  • supafly - 2011-06-01 12:01

    Horay.........................! Long live Mr Blatter. The Brits should just get in line, just like the rest of us. Oh, by the way, that line goes around two blocks. Either thator they should just find the nearest hell and jump into it. Welcome to the back bus!

  • Daddy - 2011-06-01 12:09

    Long live Blatter, you gave us a World Cup in SA amid the British' s attempt to scare everyone away from SA. Long live Blatter

  • Leviathan - 2011-06-01 13:22

    With all this controversy goin around they still want 2 hav elections. Im not a fan of the British, but i think its right they postpone these elections, until they sort out this crap. But then again Sepp wants 2 continue his crooked dealings as soon as possible. Plenty of new deals 2 make, so lets get this done quickly. Time is money.

      Innocent - 2011-06-02 09:06

      Not winning the right to host a wc is not crooked ways but fiar to all binding nations

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