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And the hatred of FIFA against England continues

10 May

Do FIFA hate England? At least many of the English people believe so. All the ethics of being neutral, objective and open sound like intolerable offence to them now. This hatred, after what happens today, will unfortunately continue.

Lord Triesman, former Football Association chairman and president of the English bid for the 2018 World Cup, claims that four FIFA members intends to take advantage from England’s campaign in exchange for their votes.

These four members who are named include: Jack Warner, Nicolas Leoz, Ricardo Teixeira and Worawi Makudi. Some of them asked for cash or TV rights, one of them even request for a knighthood.

This, of course, has once more put FIFA under fire. The world football organisation will apparently not want the public to be refreshed about its scandal exposed by the BBC and the Sun earlier this year. Their credibility has been severely lowered since then. Now about five month later the English people once again bring the issue to the light.

Will Mr. Sepp Blatter, head of FIFA, be okay this time after he called England a “bad loser”? At least he seems so.

According to the BBC, he said:

“I was shocked [upon hearing] but one has to see the evidence. They are coming from other confederations, so I cannot say that they are all angels or all devils. There is a new round of information. Give us time to digest that and start the investigation by asking for evidence on what has been said. We will react immediately against all those in breach of the ethics code rules. Zero tolerance is going through Fifa, it is one of the items on the Congress. It is my battle horse.”

So more investigations? To those cynics  Mr. Blatter sounds once again like a politician.

Need one more reason to hate England in this case? This just happened at a bad time. Soon in June Mr. Blatter will stand against Mr. Mohammed Bin Hammam, President of Asian Football Association,  in the FIFA general election. What works  better to bring down the 75 aged Swiss’ credibility than informing of FIFA members again the scandal?

Well maybe football should thank what the English people have done in the sense of cleaning the environment. Only that England may need to pay for their chivalric move, again.


One step to the cap for Jay Bothroyd

14 Nov

England manager Fabio Capello released his squad for Wednesday’s friendly game against France at Wembley Stadium. Jay Bothroyd is about to receive his first cap for England if he made his appearace.

The striker from Cardiff City has showed a phenomenal condition as he scored for his club in the last consecutive games.

If Bothroyd manage to stand on the pitch at Wembley, he will become the first serving Championship player who play for the national team.

Jay Bothroyd’s inclusion in Capello’s squad has aroused enormous welcome and excitement among Cadiff City fans.

“Well Done Jay,” says one fan named “Roath Bluebird” on a forum of Cardiff City supporters, “Definitely deserved on this seasons performances.”

Still one step away

However the 28-year-old striker still needs some luck to prevent his cap from being blown away as competition on the attacking line is severe.

Together with Bothroyd, Fabio Capello also calls in Andy Caroll, the 21-year-old striker from Newcastle United, “the one for the future for England” in the words of the manager.

Gabriel Agbonlahor  from West Ham United and Peter Crouch from Tottenham Hotspur are also included in the squad as Capello’s attacking options.

While star striker Wayne Rooney from Manchester United is absent due to injury.

The international friendly game of England versus France will kick off at 20:00 GMT on Wednesday 17th November at Wembley Stadium.

This is also the final appearance of England in the international games in the year 2010.


England squad in full:

Foster (Birmingham), Hart (Man City), Green (West Ham); Gibbs (Arsenal), Cole (Chelsea), Terry (Chelsea), Jagielka (Everton), Lescott (Man City), Richards (Man City), Ferdinand (Man Utd), Smalling (Man Utd); Walcott (Arsenal), Wilshere (Arsenal), Young (Aston Villa), Gerrard (Liverpool), Barry (Man City), Johnson (Man City), Milner (Man City), Henderson (Sunderland); Agbonlahor (Aston Villa), Bothroyd (Cardiff), Carroll (Newcastle), Crouch (Tottenham).

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