David Owen: Eastern breakaway could send shockwaves through FIFA – and win China the 2026 World Cup

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As members of the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) made their way last week to Pago Pago to vote for a new President, word reached me of an idea that could transform their futures and send a shockwave through the murky world of global football politics.

The idea of a breakaway Asian confederation, embracing Oceania and several easterly members of the current Asian Football Confederation (AFC) is being actively discussed.

At present it is hard to assess the timescale,

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Backing for Blatter from suspended FIFA Executive


By Duncan Mackay
British Sports Internet Writer of the Year

January 12 – Sepp Blatter today received backing for his campaign to continue as President of FIFA from an unexpected quarter – Reynald Temarii, one of the two FIFA Executive Committee members banned after they were linked to corruption allegations in the build-up to last month’s World Cup vote.

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