Washington, Oct 2: Former English Football Association Chairman, David Triesman, has labeled the culture inside the world’s football governing body, FIFA, as ugly.
According to CNN, the game’s ruling body has been beset by a number of scandals in recent years, and most recently has been fiercely criticized for its decision to award the 2022 World Cup to Qatar amid allegations of worker abuse within the Gulf state.
Triesman said that he thought that it was a very difficult body to deal with and that the culture was very ugly, adding that it was made up of people who have been there for decades in some cases.
As part of the failed bid to bring the 2018 World Cup to England, Triesman spent countless days dealing with FIFA, an organization which he believes needs a metaphorical clearing out of the Augean Stables if it is to repair its tarnished image, the report said.
He also said that it was hardest thing in the world to change a culture and one can change processes, but changing cultures is very hard.
FIFA offered no comment when asked to provide a response to Triesman’s observations, the report added. (ANI)