International Soccer

England to abstain from FIFA presidential vote

Sepp Blatter 1 (Reuters)

The England-FIFA drama continues.

The English FA said Thursday it will abstain from casting a ballot in this summer's FIFA presidential campaign in a protest against candidates Sepp Blatter and Mohamed bin Hammam. FA chairman David Bernstein said the decision to not support either candidate was made due to recent and current issues involving FIFA.

The FA's decision was likely influenced by new corruption claims were made last week against the FIFA executive committee and Qatar over the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.

What do you think of this development? Think more countries should/will follow in the footsteps of England's FA?

Share your thoughts below.

  • AdamFromMich

    +1. England wimped out. The FIFA presidential candidates won’t care if they abstain. And the executive committee won’t care either. Nominating someone else might have made a difference, but this won’t.


  • Daniel

    Even if an alternative candidate would have been destroyed, it would have been nice to see some decent candidates step up and challenge these dirt bags. CONCACAF and FIFA should strive for something better.


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