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Champagne hopes to bring football’s inequality into focus

Champagne hopes to bring football’s inequality into focus

September 16, 2014

BERNE, Sept 16 — FIFA presidential candidate Jerome Champagne wants to tackle the many problems that lie behind football’s glittering facade and which, until now, have been rarely discussed by football’s governing body. The Frenchman, who confirmed yesterday that he will stand against Sepp Blatter in next year’s presidential election, has repeatedly spoken of football’s growing inequality. He has warned that football is in danger of following basketball, which he says has become... Read more

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Marina Erakovic of New Zealand eyes the ball as she returns a shot to Sara Errani of Italy during their Pan Pacific Open women's singles tennis match in Tokyo September 16, 2014. — Reuters pic