FIFA have closed ranks around World Cup

  • FIFA have closed ranks around World Cup draw host Gary Lineker as FIFA Coins questions continued as to why he was chosen when he has been such a savage critic of the organisation.Secretary general Fatma Samoura said: 'Everybody can be critical at a certain stage. But when you see that progress is being done on issues that are sensitive, and if you accept to come here, it means that he is ready to work with FIFA.


    To me, this is the most important thing.'Lineker's draw co-host, Russian journalist Maria Komandnaya, said: 'I have heard about this (the controversy over Lineker's previous FIFA criticism) but Gary is very happy to co-host the draw.'


    Meanwhile, Lineker posted a picture on Instagram of his ornate Kremlin dressing room, comparing it to Donald Trump's lift. Gary Lineker posted a picture to Instagram comparing his dressing room to Donald Trump's lift Stan Collymore, who has burnt too many bridges to be employed as a football pundit in England, has been centre stage in the build-up to the draw in Moscow working for Kremlin propaganda network Russia Today, for whom he will have a major role at the World Cup. Collymore said: 'I had eight great years at talkSPORT and now


    I'm loving it here.' Of the talkSPORT turmoil that has seen Cheap FUT Coins his old foe Mike Parry taken off air ahead of a chat with management over his social media assault on colleague Jim White, Collymore said: 'Mike always says what he wants. I made a complaint about him but talkSPORT did nothing about it.