May 31st, 2011
01:17 PM ET

Never mind Saint Sepp, the system is to blame

Sepp Blatter listens to FIFA general secretary Jerome Valcke during a press conference on May 9, 2011.
Sepp Blatter listens to FIFA general secretary Jerome Valcke during a press conference on May 9, 2011.

For those of you slightly confused or even overwhelmed by the stories emerging from FIFA headquarters in Zurich this week, we understand your pain. Fasten your seatbelts and let us try to tell you what is at stake.

On Wednesday the body which runs world football, FIFA, will vote for its new president. The incumbent Sepp Blatter is favorite to land the job, largely because he’s the only candidate in the race.

But this is the most senior job in world football, so why has an election to a post of such importance attracted fewer candidates than the campaign to become student union treasurer at my local college?

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