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FIFA delegates refuse to bend to pressure and change their leader

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Once again Sepp Blatter has proved that he is quite simply the immovable object.

Some journalists around the world have expressed surprise that has hasn't been ousted as head of FIFA and even FA Chairman Greg Dyke has stated that Mr. Blatter will have been surprised that he didn't gain the required two thirds of the votes in the first ballot.

That is utter rubbish. Sepp Blatter would have been expecting opposition especially in the light of the arrests of senior FIFA officials made earlier in the week.

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However as Mr. Blatter has always been able to rely of the support of the majority of the Asian, African and Concacaf associations, there was absolutely no chance of Prince Ali bin al-Hussein of Jordan succeeding in his challenge to oust Mr. Blatter from his position.

Unfortunately only being able to rely on the votes from the majority of the European and South American associations and a few others scattered around the world was never going to be enough for Prince Ali to succeed. This vote for Mr. Blatter again shows how impotent the major footballing nations in the world are.

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Has the World Cup ever been won by a team from outside of Europe or South America? Surely the major footballing nations in the world deserve to have a bigger say in matters within FIFA than countries such as Nepal, Brunei, Burundi for example.

This is the main reason that Mr. Blatter will never be ousted as head of FIFA, and the fact that he champions the causes for the countries from Africa, Asia and the Americas, so they will never turn their back on him, as he will always give them what they want.

Corruption

This has led to corruption within the halls of FIFA and as their leader he is ultimately responsible for all the wrong doing within the FIFA corridors and he should resign, as he is unable to stop the corruption happening. As this will never happen, it leaves the major footballing nations in the world with just one choice and that is to resign from FIFA as it currently stands and form a new union, and have their own World Cup tournament in opposition to the current FIFA run tournament.

Should this ever happen we know only too well which tournament would be more successful? Basically money is football's god and which tournament would the major world sponsors and TV companies around the world want to support. A Brazil v Germany final or one between Costa Rica and South Korea, I'll let you make up your own mind on that poser.

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