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GENEVA---FIFA presidential can-
didate Jerome Champagne has
criticised how corruption allega-
tions were handled by UEFA,
whose top administrator is a rival
to lead world soccer.
Champagne did not name Gian-
ni Infantino in comments at a
European Parliament news con-
ference yesterday, but he cited
examples that happened during
his opponent s time as UEFA gen-
A Cypriot whistleblower in 2010
alleged bribery in UEFA s 2012
European Championship bidding
contest, and match-fixing cases
from 2011 in Turkey and 2015 in
Greece have both angered fans who
believe top clubs are protected from
"Was there an investigation for
the vote in 2007 for the Euro 2012?
No," said Champagne, noting that
UEFA does not have an independ-
ent ethics committee which can
pursue its own cases.
"Look at the controversies
regarding the way match-fixing is
dealt with in Greece and Turkey.
So we need to open that," said the
one-time FIFA international rela-
UEFA launched a defamation
action in Switzerland against the
whistleblower, who withdrew his
claims several weeks later, and also
made a criminal complaint to state
LONDON---The head of the Bun-
desliga welcomed discussions about
revamping the Champions League
yesterday, seeing a potential Euro-
pean Super League as beneficial for
The Associated Press reported last
week that the European Club Asso-
ciation is discussing whether to lobby
UEFA to turn Europe s elite compe-
tition into an American-style league
that could remove the need for leading
clubs to qualify.
Bundesliga CEO Christian Seifert
said it is important for the future of
football that clubs and UEFA discuss
ways of improving the competition
through a "Champions League 2.0"
or by creating a "Super League," which
has been talked about for years.
"If a Super League is really set up,
and it s done in a proper way, it can
be something that helps the Bundesli-
ga," Seifert said on a conference call.
"Bayern (Munich) is very popular and
Borussia (Dortmund) became very
popular---and that shows how pow-
erful the Champions League is ... that
lifts them onto a platform where peo-
ple are watching and they have a lot
of fans around the world."
Seifert has not been involved in the
talks, but the ECA is chaired by Bayern
chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.
"If a Super League comes in the
way you heard it and I heard it, that
could help our top league because of
the brand recognition and brand
awareness," Seifert said.
"As with any other company in the
world, UEFA or the ECA has to think
about what can be done better in the
Seifert was speaking as the Bun-
desliga reported that the combined
revenue of its 18 clubs rose seven per-
cent to US$2.84 billion in the 2014-
Bayern is Germany s wealthiest
club, generating €474 million (US$515
million) last season, and the Bavarian
powerhouse is cruising to a fourth
consecutive Bundesliga title.
Bayern has an eight-point lead over
Dortmund with 16 games remaining.
By contrast, the Premier League s top
five teams are separated by 10 points
and Leicester, which has never lifted
the trophy, is the front-runner.
Downplaying the threat posed by
England, Seifert maintained: "The
most unpredictable league of all Euro-
pean top leagues is the Bundesliga."
Seifert contends that focusing on
the title-winner---and Bayern s stran-
glehold on the trophy---is a fixation
"very much driven from US sports,
where you only have one Super Bowl
In the pursuit of international tel-
evision viewers, the Premier League
is the dominant force.
England s television contracts for
2016-19 are set to generate around
$13 billion internationally, with
domestic rights already selling for
£5.340 billion (US$7.6 billion).
"The TV contract most of all
reflects the buying power of national
media companies (Sky and BT in
Britain) and not so much the strength
of the league," Seifert said.
Champagne fires at UEFA over corruption cases
prosecutors in Cyprus.
Champagne was the only one of five
FIFA candidates who took up the invi-
tation from European lawmakers and
campaigners for FIFA reform to attend
the event in Brussels.
Infantino has spent a successful week
meeting voters in Central and South
America ahead of the February 26 poll
in Zurich, and sent a video message
about this campaign.
Since the five candidates were offi-
cially confirmed in November, there
have exchanged little criticism in pub-
lic.Champagne did not accuse Infantino
of wrongdoing though recalled a bribery
allegation that was overshadowed at
the time by FIFA s controversial 2018-
2022 World Cup bidding contests.
In October 2010, a whistleblower in
Cyprus alleged some UEFA voters shared
bribes totaling around €10 million (then
around US$13 million) in the Euro 2012
hosting vote won by Poland and Ukraine
in an unexpected victory over Italy.
UEFA said in an October 2010 state-
ment that its criminal complaint was
"to establish whether any of the claims
made ... have any substance to them,
and therefore to make available any
tangible elements in order to substan-
tiate these claims. And secondly, to pro-
tect the integrity and the good name
of UEFA and European football, in gen-
eral, which have been seriously damaged
by these allegations."
In the match-fixing cases referred to
Wednesday, UEFA pressured its Turkish
member federation in 2011 to withdraw
title holder Fenerbahce from the Cham-
pions League and later imposed a ban
from the competition in additional sea-
However, fans of rival clubs were
angered that UEFA and Turkish officials
allowed Fenerbahce to avoid a relegation
In Greece, Olympiakos was allowed
by UEFA to play in this season s Cham-
pions League despite the club president
being implicated in a fixing scandal last
year linked to organized crime. UEFA
entry rules require clubs not to have
been involved in fixing matches.
Fans in Greece then suggested a con-
spiracy because Infantino s deputy at
UEFA has close family ties to
European lawmakers were unim-
pressed that Infantino and three other
candidates---Sheikh Salman of Bahrain,
Prince Ali of Jordan and Tokyo Sexwale
of South Africa---declined to come to
"The old FIFA is alive and kicking,"
said Ivo Belot, a European Parliament
member from Belgium. "It s a terrible
signal to the fans in Europe who deserve
much, much better."
FIFA Presidential candidate Jerome Champagne attends a mini-forum
on the future of FIFA at the EU parliament in Brussels on Wednesday.
Bundesliga CEO backs
call for Super League
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