The world’s media declares that there is a crisis in the world of football while its President says it is not in a crisis. Always described as the beautiful game, FIFA, the governing body of world football, is in crisis, with its reputation tarnished, like aging silverware in a trophy cabinet, writes Paul Allen.
The past 24 hours have been reduced to farce and is the best illustration to how not to run a press conference. In fact things became so ridiculous; why was a press conference agreed in the first place? Yesterday’s press conference saw outgoing President, Sepp Blatter, who is preparing for re-election as FIFA President, deliver what can only be described as a badly thought out exercise in brazen propaganda. Read More
England was prepared for war. After being battered and bruised by the US and Algeria, and limping unconvincingly past Slovenia, the nation awaited its D-Day against the old foe, Germany. The headline writers in the English media couldn’t have scripted it better. But nobody was prepared for the massacre.