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Why good governance in football associations matters

Posted by Ben Wheatland at Nov 24, 2015 10:55 AM |
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Ben Wheatland offers some insight as to why good governance in football associations matters, and what FIFA should do to help improve the situation.

FIFA and its corruption scandals continue to dominate the headlines. As it struggles to find acredible candidate to take over as president, Transparency International has turned its attention to FIFA’s members, the 209 national football associations (FAs). Are they in any better shape to manage their corruption risks?

Football fans are the primary reason for the huge sponsorship and broadcast deals that sustain FIFA and its members. We believe the public should be able to hold their FAs to account, and find out how the money that they generate for the associations is spent.

Want to read more? This blog was originally posted by Ben Wheatland on Transparency International's website. You can read the full text by clicking here.

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