Fifa has turned the World Cup into a corporate jamboree, yet it's the fans who have to pick up the pieces. We should have a voice

This article titled “Fifa gives sweet FA about fans” was written by Mark Perryman, for guardian.co.uk on Tuesday 31st May 2011 10.42 UTC

As we have learnt in the last few days and weeks, Fifa executive members seem to be a motley bunch. And of one other thing we can be fairly certain: none of them has had to dig deep into their pockets to actually buy a match ticket themselves in a very long time. The same will be true of the overwhelming majority of Fifa delegates gathering for their congress in Zurich on Wednesday.

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