FIFA breaks its own rules by ordering Mali to release players for club matches

Ollie Irish

18th, June 2007


diarra.jpg Ooh, we love a good excuse to demand Sepp Blatter’s head and this is an excellent one! Uefa has launched an investigation into the racist behaviour at last night’s under 21 match between England and Serbia, so while they are at it they might want to examine the logic in the decision of their mates at FIFA to order Mali to release Mahamadou Diarra and Frédéric Kanouté from international duty to play for their Spanish club sides.

The duo were ordered to skip international duty to play for Real Madrid and Sevilla respectively in the La Liga title-deciding matches at the weekend. The pair missed Mali’s African Cup of Nations qualifier against Sierra Leone as a result. Now compare that with what FIFA had to say when LA Galaxy’s Alexi Lalas opened a club v country debate over David Beckham. The spokesman said:

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  1. chringle says:

    FIFA? more like SHIT-FA!
    haha ha

  2. Mike says:

    Classic wit there, chringle. Really, I applaud you.

  3. chringle says:

    cheers mate. i took a long time making sure it scanned properly. Prose like that takes time and dedication.