Mihir Bose: Blatter is famous for short-term tactical victories but will lack of long-term vision be his undoing?

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Is there anybody at FIFA minding the shop? Sepp Blatter, the President, clearly does not give the impression he is.

He may strut about as if he is the head of a unique Vatican-style sporting state, no territory or army, but through football, as the Vatican does through religion, reaching out to places no politician can. But the FIFA corruption crisis has exposed the fact that while Blatter is a master tactician who can turn almost every short term situation to his advantage,

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Greek side probed in Europa match fixing scandal


By David Gold

June 27 – It is being claimed in various media outlets that a Europa League match involving Manchester City last season is at the heart of a match fixing scandal, with the Greek side Aris under investigation, though the English Premier League club’s behaviour is not under any suspicion from football authorities.

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