Millwall boss: World Cup corruption report "embarrassing"

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IAN Holloway has slammed the "embarrassing" FIFA investigation into possible World Cup corruption.

A FIFA report has cleared Qatar and Russia of any wrongdoing after they surprisingly won the rights to host the competition in 2018 and 2022.

But despite this, a "criminal complaint" has now been submitted to Switzerland's attorney general over "suspected unlawful activity" during the bidding process.

If the 2022 World Cup goes ahead in Qatar, it is likely that English football will have to take a winter break – severely disrupting Millwall's season.

Holloway blasted: "Football looks a bit of a joke right now. How can we be told what to do by FIFA with all the shenanigans going on around the World Cup?

"They've investigated themselves – it’s quite embarrassing. I find it very, very embarrassing actually.

"Who in their right mind wants to go to Qatar and play football in that sort of heat? It's ridiculous. Right from the off, you knew something was wrong with that.

"It's alright giving different countries a chance, but you can't give Qatar a chance without changing the dates of the World Cup.

"We all knew that from day one but it's not possible because the rest of football can't just change, can it? I just do not understand what is going on."

Holloway has also reiterated his plea for referees to use video technology. He added: "As a country, we should be able to stand up and say what we think.

"It won’t change the game – it can all be done very quickly if the fourth official sits in the stand and watches the games, just like rugby referees do."

Alex Aldridge

(@accordingtoaldo)

10 thoughts on “Millwall boss: World Cup corruption report "embarrassing"

  • November 20, 2014 at 13:50
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    We should pull our very average team out it would save us all a few quid and the inevitable heartache that follows England wherever we play these days , Blatter and his crew are a total disgrace and its obvious they have been on the take for years .Also the fA is no better in my eyes out to line their own pockets and living in the dark ages fans should have much more of a say in their clubs in my eyes,i know in some Italian clubs this has gone to far but I like the idea of the players manager and directors answering to fans.

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  • November 20, 2014 at 13:55
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    While we're on the subject of corruption, the whole of football is corrupt, including our very own precious Premiership.

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  • November 20, 2014 at 14:20
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    Establishments = CORRUPTION.

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  • November 20, 2014 at 14:26
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    Corruption in football is not a new thing..its been going on for decades...ask purser

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  • November 20, 2014 at 14:53
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    FIFA always picks the nation that they can make the most money out of Qatar will be giving them shits load just to hold it. It's. Not & never has been what football fans want.

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  • November 20, 2014 at 15:13
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    Ollie dont worry about something that does not corncern the running of Millwall FC , I would be more worried about the big game on Saturday at the Valley and our own embarrassing form over the last few months.
    How many of our squad will be playing at the next WC for you to be worring about none so do you job and get us up the table.

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  • November 20, 2014 at 18:11
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    Most of your own ramblings are a joke Mr Holloway so concentrate on the job in hand please.

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    • November 21, 2014 at 01:01
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      @lion.ie:
      just concentrate on getting us a win ffs.

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  • November 21, 2014 at 09:51
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    If we haven't had enough with the Ads now we have fking spam. What s happening to our site.

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