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26 May 2017 11:16 (South Africa)

Fifa tightens rules for World Cup bidders

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

Fifa has announced that those countries bidding for the World Cup will have to abide by stricter rules regarding their dealings with the 24 members of the executive committee who will choose the host country. Now bidding countries will have to record all contact with the committee members. Fifa issued a gentle directive that countries are not allowed to "offer benefits for specific behaviour" in an attempt to influence votes. Could it possibly be that Fifa President Sepp Blatters wants to ensure all bribery and corruption is chanelled through head office? Read more: Sport24

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

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