I’m fascinated by Luis Figo’s platform for his FIFA presidential campaign. Smaller national Football Associations are unlikely to vote for an openly reformist candidate like Ali bin Al-Hussein, because reform will reduce or stop the flow of cash to them. But Figo’s platform is not “end corruption,” but to reduce FIFA operating expenses and return funds to the FAs. I think that is a more likely path to peeling votes away from Sepp Blatter.
That said, I still think Blatter’s going to walk away with another four year term, and the corruption will only get worse.