Greek football tragedy: game-changing referees, match-fixing rampant, FIFA and UEFA smile on

Superleague Greece

By Paul Nicholson

January 30 – Greek football is in chaos and the crisis in the top professional tiers is not showing any signs of improvement. This is despite a FIFA normalisation committee led by Portuguese Vitor Melo Pereira and the parachuting in last week of UEFA director of national associations Zoran Laković. Rather than finding solutions, his trip in fact just rubber stamped the ‘new’ status quo.

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FIFA lobbies new friends at PACE to kill Brasseur report but are slaughtered by the vote

By Tim Rohn and Andrew Warshaw

January 26 – The growing sense of unease pervading FIFA under the regime of Gianni Infantino has been exposed by a blatant attempt to undermine a scathing report into the organisation’s record on governance by the Council of Europe. FIFA’s lobbying fell on deaf ears as the council overwhelming voted in favour of adopting the report with 131 votes in favour and just five against.

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