It's starting to evolve now, the money is getting involved and is putting pressure on all of FIFA (the congress). http://msn.foxsports.com/foxsoccer/world...rruption-053011
Coca-Cola became the second major FIFA sponsor to express concern about the crisis at world soccer's governing body, describing the recent events as ''distressing and bad for the sport'' on Monday.
''The current allegations being raised are distressing and bad for the sport. We have every expectation that FIFA will resolve this situation in an expedient and thorough manner.''
The soft drink giant's comments follow Thursday's statement from another long-standing FIFA sponsor, Adidas. The sportswear maker said the corruption allegations were ''neither good for the sport of football nor for FIFA as an institution and its partners.''http://msn.foxsports.com/foxsoccer/story...problems-053111
''Emirates, like all football fans around the world, is disappointed with the issues that are currently surrounding the administration of this sport,'' Boutros Boutros, senior vice president for corporate communications at the Dubai-based airline, said in a statement.
''The current situation is clearly not good for the game and we ask that FIFA take all necessary steps to resolve the concerns that have been raised,'' credit card company Visa said in a statement.