Daily Market Blog: Fee-fi-fo-fum, FIFA smells fishy


"If FIFA is truly a non for profit organisation, surely the proceeds from tournaments and sponsorships should be used for football development globally, rather than opulence and fancy living."

Golden eggs, magic beans, cinders and hair, giants and Englishmen, red hooded girls beware There was one story that dominated the headlines yesterday and it had to do with the beautiful game, the only true sport that is global, football. Before you correct me and say, soccer, just remind me where the word soccer appears in the acronym FIFA. Nowhere. Admittedly that is French, or let us say, Swiss French. I might not be 100 percent right about that, the translation to English for FIFA is: International Federation of Association Football or the International Federation of Soccer. Potato, Tomato. Administrators somehow seem to think that they are greater than the sport itself, if it were not for them, none of this awesomeness would be possible. That is why the world needs people like Kerry Packer, just to remind everyone that the sport is greater than all of the collective. Didier Drogba summed it up once, in which he said after Chelsea had won the league this year: Chelsea will be here long after I am gone.


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