it is a lie, but usually as spendable FIFA have cancelled a meeting in the federation's governing council, the so-called Counsil, that the interests of the economy and the environment. It sounds nice and politically correct.
the Truth is rather, that the president of FIFA, Gianni Infantino, with the cancellation are trying to take the air out of a growing conflict with fodboldforbundene in Europe, south America and Africa.
Infantino was re-elected for a four-year period as late as June in Paris, but here almost half a year after his popularity rapidly declining among the 211 member countries.
the Counsil, which has 37 members with Infantino in the lead, should have held a meeting in Asunción in Paraguay 19. and 20 march. Here the south american football federation, Conmebol, have been the host, but Conmebol has recently entered into a partnership with UEFA, and the exercise has not dropped in good soil with FIFA.
Furthermore, Gianni Infantino violently the pressure of a huge corruption scandal in african football. Here is the confederation of african football, CAF, in a secret audit report has been revealed in large-scale fraud with udviklingspenge from FIFA. It is a matter that Infantino has been aware for a long time, but where he so far has failed to act.
developed by the international company, PwC. It was handed over to FIFA and CAF in the beginning of december. Immediately, it was stamped confidential, but in the last week, it began to leak to the media the world over.
the Extra Leaf is also in possession of it, and when you read that hundreds of millions of dollars, which should have been used for young african footballers, ended up in the wrong pockets, you can once again wonder, that nothing is happening. The CAF clap. It's the same FIFA. But it does not hold in the length.
both the Infantino and the CAF president Ahmad Ahmad to be faced with the widespread corruption in Paraguay. Very convenient, but it is only a job period. They can't keep running from the responsibility.
the Article continues under the picture...
Ahmad from the CAF and Infantino from FIFA sitting and lumrer with a revisionsrapoort of fraud with the FIFA money in african football. Photo: Lars Poulsen
There is something particularly comical about the cancellation of the meeting. Extra Leaf is in the possession of the letter, FIFA's secretary general Fatma Samoura Tuesday sent to the members of FIFA's Counsil. Here are the states:
’because of the long travel time to Asunción, several members of the Counsil asked if the meeting can be moved to another location, and others have asked, whether we not, instead, can keep the meeting as a videoconference.
The final will have more benefits in terms of savings and respect of the environment and also because of the concerns there are about Coronavirussen in the context of international travel.’
is that Fatma Samoura later in the letter writes that the Counsil-members are welcome to travel to FIFA's headquarters in Zurich, in order to participate in the video conference. It doesn't make sense, corona or not, but there is Infantino at home.
Usually, FIFA also no trouble to travel far. Last Counsil meeting was in Shanghai in China, and here it went wrong between FIFA on the one hand, and the UEFA and Conmebol on the other.
got the Infantino pushed through its proposal for a new club-the WORLD cup with 24 teams from the summer of 2021. It will be clearly a rival to UEFA's Champions League, and also not in Conmebol is Infantinos violent fall in the good soil.
Among other things, therefore, met the executive committees of UEFA and Conmebol last week in UEFA's headquarters in Nyon in Switzerland. It was a clear and unequivocal signal to the Infantino. Now you must not come good in time, mate. We can also even.
they signed two in fodboldmæssig sense strongest confederation under FIFA a cooperation agreement on a large number of points. Including the exchange of judges, the development of youth and female football and the organization of new matches and tournaments. All the Infantino go and dream about making as president of FIFA.
There are so many reasons why Infantino have no desire for the long journey to Paraguay. He might come in the minority.
See also: FIFA-boss is pressed by african scandal
See also: Chaos in Africa: 'A bad joke'
See also: More fodboldvanvid: Champions League in the UNITED states in the summer
See also: Real Madrid relegated: Big fights of the future