The BBC have reported that The Football Association has been urged to lobby Uefa for a European boycott of the next World Cup - unless Fifa implements meaningful reform.
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Former FA chairman David Bernstein told BBC Sport it was time for "drastic" action against the governing body.He believes the tournament could not be taken seriously without Europe's major nations and that a boycott would be supported by the English public.Meanwhile, Bernstein has resigned from Fifa's anti-discrimination taskforce.He described it as "ineffectual" and wishes to end his ties with the organisation.In an exclusive interview, the 71-year-old also said:
- Fifa is a "totalitarian" set-up that reminds him of "the old Soviet empire" and is "beyond ridicule".
- The credibility of football is "suffering enormously" under the current Fifa regime.
- Choosing Qatar to host the 2022 World Cup was "one of the most ludicrous decisions in the history of sport".
- Fifa president Sepp Blatter will remain in power "unless someone does something about it"
From a Welsh point of view it would be difficult for the Welsh and Scottish FAs to support this as the fear is that do so could threaten their existence with the FA insisting that there only be a UK international side.
If I thought Bernstein's call would result in end to corruption in Footballs governing body then with a heavy heart I would have to agree to it . Even if it cost us our National side.
It might make the call for an independent Scotland more likely and although we wait for Wales to be an Independent Nation to restore our Football side.
But I doubt that this will come about and the English FA have hardly come out of this unsullied.England's World Cup bid was criticised in the Fifa report with the FA accused of flouting bidding rules, while Qatar was cleared of corruption allegations.
Apart from getting rid of Blatter I don't know what can be done and it is hard to se who in FIFA including the English FA has clean hands.
Tearing down and starting again would almost certainly see a end to the Welsh National side and that might just be a price worth paying but it doubtful that what would reemerge would be any better.