Will FIFA’s Blatter lose?
What happens when an election between a former soccer director and an Arabian Royal takes place?
1 – Criminal charges and arrrests have take place. Money doesn’t work?
2 – UN considers a stop on support for FIFA
3 – The UEFA goes for it alone (with its sponsors).
Number one is logical for a number of reasons. Not only did Interpol consider action earlier, but as US interests are different.
The United States is just mediocre enough not to inspire the same reverence for the sport, which means the Justice Department cares more about the rampant financial corruption. Endemically American sports leagues—the NFL, NBA, MLB for instance—can get away with holding cities hostage for taxpayer money to rebuild stadiums, or locking out players to get a larger share of league revenue, because Americans care too much about seeing the sport to rise up against the shady business (wired]
Number two shows that Arab nation Princes have a new hobby. If the Jordanian Prince wins, he will want to keep the 2022 party for the Prince of Qatar. If only for good ties. While the UN might consider the death toll, being so outspoken suggest something different. The UN is famous for writing thick reports, but that won’t solve things.
The third reason shows that money talks. Sponsors don’t like arrests. Especially if that might mean that criminal investigators will start looking AT THEM.
Again, the game won’t change overnight. It might just be that paying countries don’t want elections to be won by votes of small non-paying island countries. Still Asia (India, China and Japan) sponsorships are huge. We rarely hear what they think of corruption.. let the record show for itself.