Thursday, December 15, 2005

Feckless FIFA

Relying on the doctrine that you must keep politics and sport separate, FIFA will not ban, and likely will not sanction, Iran from the 2006 World Cup for the anti-Semitic rantings and nuclear violations of its government.

Amazing how that rationale applies when anti-Jew sentiments are at stake, but did not apply to South Africa during the apartheid era.

Then again, this is the same FIFA that allows the Muslim nations of the "Asian" Zone to keep Israel out of that grouping for World Cup qualifying -- which forces Israel to compete in Europe, a much tougher place to conquer in international football.

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