30 May 2015

We Must Consider Leaving Fifa Over Sepp Blatter's Re-Election

Change must happen. I want to see strong action from the FA and UEFA to up the ante on Sepp Blatter and FIFA. My boss the Culture Secretary John Whittingdale said in the House of Commons on Thursday that leaving FIFA would be a "nuclear" option but one that would have to be carefully considered by our footballing authorities if Blatter won. And he is spot on. A UEFA withdrawal from FIFA would certainly damage the World Cup and put real pressure on Sepp Blatter's leadership.

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