January 21st, 2015

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How the FIFA became resistant to arguments (and new presidents)

Sepp Blatter or no Sepp Blatter: that's the question that keeps the football world in its grip now that a new president has to be chosen. But more important still is the question: how do you make an organisation that is so endemically corrupt healthy again?

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SOURCE. (De Correspondent is a Dutch-language, online journalism platform that focuses on background, analysis, investigative reporting, and the kinds of stories that tend to escape the radar of mainstream media because they do not conform to what is normally understood to be 'news'.)

I took the liberty to translate this because Champagne came to the Netherlands today, and I thought it was such an interesting read. There are a few other relevant pieces on football on this site, from Financial Fair Play & how it would make the competition even more unfair to why European football almost always has the same winners. Would anyone be interested in reading about that? If so, let me know! I'll see what I can do. :-)
Aaron #1

GAME WEEK #23! - Football Wednesday


Asian Cup - Quarterfinals Day 1 of 2

Quarterfinals Day 1 of 2 - Australia, China, South Korea, Uzbekistan

22 Jan 2015
06:30pm (7:30am UTC)
South Korea v Uzbekistan
Melbourne Rectangular Stadium

22 Jan 2015
09:30pm / *08:30pm (10:30am UTC)
China v Australia
Brisbane Stadium

Original Game Times are AEDT (UTC+11) / *AEST (UTC+10). Times in parentheses are UTC.

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