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Belize Times article slamming Jack Warner


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MikeD, don't think Belize has been suspended yet, and there isn't even an official investigation announced by FIFA into the problems there. Any suspension, if it happens , is way down the road.

Great article which confirms a lot of ruours about the way Warner in specific and FIFA in general operate.

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quote:Originally posted by beachesl

MikeD, don't think Belize has been suspended yet, and there isn't even an official investigation announced by FIFA into the problems there. Any suspension, if it happens , is way down the road.

Great article which confirms a lot of ruours about the way Warner in specific and FIFA in general operate.

Yes, you're right, Belize hasn't been suspended yet. Sorry for jumping the gun. I got the idea they'd been suspended already because the Belize papers I've been reading online are talking as if it's a foregone conclusion that they will be suspended. However, they have not in fact been suspended yet.

The first step is for CONCACAF to suspend them, then FIFA can review it. The facts in their situation are very similar to Guatemala - ie. the government has stepped in a reorganized the national FA. The governments in both cases say that they are cleaning up corruption in their FAs, while CONCACAF calls it political interference (both the CONCACAF and FIFA Charters stipulate that national FAs have to be independent from their national governments.)

Journalists and others in Belize seem to genuinely think that their FA (and Guatemala's) is corrupt and that their government needed to step in and clean house. They're resigned to being suspended by CONCACAF but they seem to feel that it's worth it for the long-term health of the game in Belize. Warner should be supporting cleaning up corrupt FAs, but then he'd lose his power base within CONCACAF and FIFA so he obviously isn't going to. It's too bad Belize and Guatemala may have to pay such a high price.

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