Dubai: Corruption and match-fixing scandals that have undermined FIFA will continue as long as the sport's governing body is run by "dinosaurs," football great Diego Maradona claimed on Saturday.
The Argentine, in Dubai to sign a two-year contract to coach local Al Wasl club, said the sport's governing body had been badly run over the years. He attacked Wednesday's re-election of President Sepp Blatter "who has never kicked a football" and what he called the "arrogance" of all its executives.
"When you have so much power, you can do so many stupid things as is happening in FIFA," Maradona said. "Every day, there is corruption, match fixing scandals. This is not football. We are not talking about football here. This is not something that people who watch football deserve."