Prince Ali says FIFA crisis ‘cannot continue’
A combination of file photos shows Jordan’s Prince Ali bin al-Hussein and FIFA president Sepp Blatter. Prince Ali said the arrest of six football officials in a US corruption probe was “a sad day” for the sport.
Prince Ali bin al-Hussein, the man challenging Sepp Blatter for the most powerful job in world soccer, said the latest corruption scandal involving the sport’s governing body FIFA was proof that change was needed.
An outspoken critic of Blatter, Prince Ali has vowed to clean up the sport if he can oust him as president. The Jordanian said he was deeply saddened by the news that six high-ranking soccer officials, including two FIFA vice-presidents, had been arrested by Swiss police and detained pending extradition to the US.
“Today is a sad day for football,” Prince Ali said in the first of two statements he issued on Wednesday.
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Source News: Gulf Times