FIFA get­ting their house in or­der

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Even though it’s been over a year since Sepp Blat­ter fell on his own (plas­tic, re­tractable) sword, there’s still a weird smell around FIFA. You know, a bit like that time your house­mate was sick on the car­pet, and how­ever much you cleaned it, you’d still get a reg­u­lar whiff of some­thing not be­ing quite right. New pres­i­dent Lex Luth… Gianni In­fantino re­ally needs to make a grand ges­ture to change the mood. How about mov­ing to a much more hum­ble base and do­nat­ing their lu­di­crously os­ten­ta­tious bazil­lion-dol­lar Swiss HQ to, ooh, a refugee char­ity? Let’s face it: the only way that FIFA are go­ing to get their house in or­der is to give it to some­body else. Fail­ing that, they could be just a lit­tle more trans­par­ent about the process that saw the 2018 World Cup awarded to Rus­sia (which def­i­nitely prom­ises to be a whole load of fun af­ter this sum­mer’s shenani­gans in Mar­seille) and the 2022 tour­na­ment to Qatar. It would be a start, at least.

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