FIFA's President Sepp Blatter has pointed the finger at the Brazilian Government in the wake of the recent riots surrounding last months Confederations Cup.

Frustrated over the ever increasing costs of hosting two FIFA tournaments coupled with the outrage concerning government corruption, led to protests during the tournament. 

The protests took place around the stadiums where the tournament was being held but Blatter is maintaining his ever-present complete indifference of the matter.

He was recently quoted as saying: "If this happens again, we have to question whether we made the wrong decision awarding the hosting rights." 

Blatter was quick to point the finger implying corruption is the reason for the riots. Corruption in Brazil or FIFA? 

Mr Blatter never talks about FIFA's corruption problems and is keen to point out those of others. While Brazil may be undergoing it's own corruption problems, if Mr Blatter is to be in any position to point the finger concerning corruption he needs to clean up FIFA.

Sylvia Schenk, who cut all ties with FIFA in 2011 and now is a Senior Advisor to Transparency International said: "FIFA's credibility was at stake" over the Transparency concerning the bids of Russia for 2018 and Qatar for 2022.

Furthermore, the Independent Ethics Committee, which published a review into the so-called ISL case, has been ridiculed over the lack of information and incomplete data. 

Jens Sejer Anderson of Play The Game cited eight flaws, most notably that CHF100m of the CHF142m bribes ISL paid are unaccounted for. 

The report questions whether Sepp Blatter knew about the bribes and states that he authorised the transaction of CHF1.5m to Joao Havalange in 1997 as General Secretary to FIFA.

Mr Havelange along with Ricardo Teixeira and Nicolas Leoz have all resigned over the bribe scandal. But there have been calls for Mr Blatter to resign as well.

Sepp Blatter told the commission he didn't think the payment was a bribe and has been cleared by the report. 

The independent commission is headed by US attorney Michael Garcia, who is paid by FIFA, as is German judge Hans-Joachim Eckert chairman of the adjuratory arm.

Sylvia Schenk questioned their independence by saying: "Garcia is paid by FIFA, so is he all that independent?" 

Blatter continues to head world football, now looking to host the 2022 World Cup in Qatar during the winter, disrupting the domestic leagues across the world.


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