Football's fresh start has turned out to be another false dawnΗμερομηνία: 02 Ιανουαρίου, 2017 19:20
Don't be afraid, we bring you glad tidings: At the end of last year, the three most important football federations promised to hit the reset button. The world governing body (FIFA), the richest continental federation (UEFA), and the biggest national football association (Germany's DFB) all entered 2016 without an elected president in place.
FIFA was the first to end the power vacuum. At the Extraordinary FIFA Congress in January, the delegates surprised many by not electing the controversial favorite, Sheik Salman bin Ibrahim al-Khalifa, but opting for UEFA's general-secretary, Gianni Infantino. Although many delegates had declared their allegiance in public, some obviously changed their minds at the last minute - switching to the candidate whose former offices at UEFA would be searched just one month later by Swiss federal police officers looking for evidence of dubious dealings. Only a rogue could have suggested that anything untoward might have gone on.
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