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Makudi confident of re-election


By David Gold

May 6 – Worawi Makudi, the chief of the Thai Football Association, is confident that he will be re-elected to the post next week despite the country’s expulsion from the 2012 Olympic football qualifiers.

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Liverpool optimistic despite revealing £20 million loss


By David Gold

May 6 – Liverpool’s managing director Ian Ayre insists that the club is “very optimistic” about its future despite losses of £20 million ($33 million) in the club’s accounts up to July 31 2010, when previous owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett were still in charge of the Premier League side.

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Adamu takes FIFA ban to CAS


By Andrew Warshaw

May 5 – Amos Adamu, the Nigerian football powerbroker suspended by FIFA for alleged involvement in bribery and corruption, is taking his case to the sport’s highest court to overturn his three-year ban.

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Sepp Blatter: I am committed to weeding out corruption but our critics must act in a proper manner too


We live in a world where perception has become the new reality.

Largely depending on our own ability to project what we know to be fact, we are perceived as good (corporate) citizens or an amalgam of “bad men”. The negative perception is a direct result of our inability to get our message across. It is of course also the result of improper conduct by a few who tarnish the image of many.

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