September 2017

Our original information, reported in our 13 June post, was that the Court would give its decision – known as an “Award” – in September.  We now learn that the Award will be finalised on 26th January 2018.   We presume that this is to give FIFA, the respondent, time to reply to the Court’s conclusions and …

An article by David Conn in the Guardian and the eye-opening comments by Prof. Miguel Maduro reveal the reality about the way that FIFA operates.  This helps understand FIFA’s actions with respect to the Palestinan FA’s problems. Maduro reports that FIFA’s culture is resistant to accountability, transparency and change.  It seems clear that Infantino does not respect the independence …