Saturday, July 07, 2007

How Does Anyone Respect FIFA?

Though the altitude ban is still in "place," Sepp Blatter has given the Bolivians permission to play in La Paz. That's an altitude of 11,811 feet for those keeping score at home.

The previous limits had been 8,202 and 9,842 feet above sea level. But after a little poking and prodding, FIFA has chosen not to fight the powerful president of Bolivia.

When stuff like this happens (or this, this, this...), it sullies the game and makes it look like a joke.

FIFA chief will waive altitude ban [Supersport South Africa]
Punishments cut for Italian clubs [BBC]
Fifa have 'no respect' - Kanoute [BBC]
Blades lose appeal on relegation [BBC]


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