FIFA still has time to rectify corruption
21.05.2010By Play the Game
In an interview with the Free Press shortly after Triesman's comments became public, Declan Hill was as pointed as ever in his criticism of FIFA, and warned that fixers would be approaching players, referees and team officials during the World Cup, and FIFA has no such organization capable of carrying out the investigation.
"Nothing at FIFA has been effective in stopping this kind of stuff," he says. "There's no effective organization to look into this."
However, even with three weeks remaining before the 2010 World Cup begins, Hill says there's still time to create a centralized payment scheme for players making it less likely that they will accept bribes. "Not even now is it too late," he says.