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Mourinho, Pandev and the FIFA scandal

Discussion in 'General Football News' started by kateric99, Mar 24, 2013.

  1. kateric99

    kateric99 Member

    Have you heard about the recent scandal regarding FIFA's nomination for Best Coach of the Year?
    Basically it goes like this:

    - Del Bosque is nominated
    - Mourinho claims a lot of players and other coaches phoned him saying they voted for him, yet the vote went to Del Bosque
    - Pandev publicly assumes he voted for Mourinho but it showed as a Del Bosque vote
    - FIFA claims it's false
    - FIFA releases the vote with Pandev's signature
    - Pandev claims it's forged
    - Mourinho publicly thanks Pandev for the courage of standing up to FIFA

    What do you think of all this?

    Latest articles:
    http://www.marca.com/2013/03/23/en/football/international_football/1364027767.html
    http://pt.soccerway.com/news/2013/March/23/mourinho-grateful-for-pandev-gesture/
     
  2. netskee

    netskee Member

    Yeah, people in Portugal seem to be kinda pissed about this.
    Some even say Messi got some shady votes too, everyone was expecting Cristiano to win or at least to be really close on point margin after his great season last year but oh well, nothing can be done now.
     
  3. kateric99

    kateric99 Member

    I'm quite sure something can still be done. If Pandev really is telling the truth, which I'm quite positive he is, this could result in a massive blow for UEFA and FIFA.
    Their reputation is already at stake as of now - after this, it would be completely gone.
    I seriously hope something is done. I'm tired of seeing football being corrupted by people like these.
     

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