3 Feb 2015

Jérôme Champagne on being shut out of FIFA presidency

From Nine To Noon, 9:25 am on 3 February 2015

Former French diplomat and former Fifa executive Jérôme Champagne was among the men vying to oust Sepp Blatter from the FIFA presidency. The 78 year old Mr. Blatter is running for a fifth term, against earlier assurances that he would not. Mr. Champagne, who was nominated by three international football associations, has fallen victim to a change since the last election that raised the number of nominations needed for a candidacy from one, to five. He says institutions have shut down the only independent candidate, and talks about what it means for FIFA's reputation.