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Rod Liddle

Football’s elite deserve the foulness of Fifa

The countries that can actually play the game didn’t vote for Sepp Blatter, but that didn’t mean they behaved much better

6 June 2015

9:00 AM

6 June 2015

9:00 AM

My favourite moment in the crisis engulfing football’s governing body, Fifa, came with the intervention of a man called Manuel Nascimento Lopes. Manuel is the Fifa delegate from Guinea-Bissau, an African country which occupies 130th place in the Fifa world rankings but which, far more importantly in this context, punches well above its weight when it comes to institutionalised corruption.

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