Uefa’s new broom more reminiscent of Fifa’s new dawn than a revolution | Marina Hyde


Michel Platini may be banned from football but not from Uefa’s congress, where the election of a new president may not be quite the brave new world football had hoped for at its governing bodies

Once more to Fifa, the Chinatown of sports governance, where you always end up just having to forget it. Dark and terrible things happen, but you have to move on unsatisfactorily. There is no resolution. The only thing you gain is cynicism.

We begin with the organisation’s ethics committee, a body so relentlessly self-satirising that it would make a North Korean democracy committee look the less preposterous institution.

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