Saturday, May 31, 2008

FIFA Makes Some Hasty Decisions...

There is little point in doing the right thing if you do it wrong. FIFA at its Congress managed to do a number of right things the wrong way. The FIFA Congress, the body made up of 208 Member Associations, depends on its Executive Committee and President to provide guidance for legislative action. Both failed to thoroughly analyze the issues as it rushed the Congress into making decisions that impact on World Cup Qualifying, player eligibility and fixing local and regional problems with worldwide legislation and action.

We are packing for the trip to Wellington, New Zealand now. As Chairman of the FIFA Organizing Committee for the Women's U17 World Cup, I will help in conducting the draw tomorrow night.

The issues of the FIFA Congress are important to understand and to see how those decisions can be made better. I plan to share those thoughts with you during the week to come as this trip draws to a close.

1 comment:

John Collins said...

It reminds me of the saying: One reaps what they sow. Will be interesting to see the crop that is harvested in the coming years.