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SBD/May 20, 2011/Leagues and Governing Bodies
FIFA Investigation Could Lead To Re-Vote On '22 World Cup After Corruption Allegations
Published May 20, 2011
SITTING THIS ONE OUT: The GUARDIAN’s Owen Gibson reports England’s Football Association “will register a protest by abstaining in the forthcoming FIFA presidential election.” Blatter called the decision "strange." FA Chair David Bernstein said "a well-reported range of issues both recent and current" had made it "difficult" to back either Blatter or Asian Football Confederation President Mohamed bin Hammam. Gibson writes Blatter “appears increasingly assured of victory” in the June 1 vote “after receiving the public backing of the European, South American, Oceania and African confederations” (GUARDIAN, 5/20).