‘Ideological wars’ are ‘the new bitterness’

So, FIFA have had their congress which by some – mainly FIFA – was called “historic”, and by others a “whitewash”, “irrelevant” or worse.

Under the rainy skies of the African island nation of Mauritius, 209 FIFA Members met and the individual delegates cast their electronic vote. Actually, they also cast their more traditional manual vote in a secret ballot that determined which one of three women candidates would be FIFA’s first elected Executive Committee (Board) member.

But as soon as the vote was cast and the results were released, it mattered little that it had been a pretty grass-rootsy affair in democratic terms: what mattered – to some, at least – is that the Australian candidate, Moya Dodd, attorney-at-law and Member of the AFC Executive, did NOT win.

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