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Fifa out of touch, claims FAI chief Delaney

Published 26/11/2009

FAI chief executive John Delaney has hit out at Sepp Blatter in the wake of the Thierry Henry saga, criticising the FIFA president for showing his face only when “there are nice presentations to be made”.

Delaney said that no-one from the world footballing body has spoken to the FAI since last Wednesday's World Cup play-off defeat to France, receiving correspondence through letters and press releases.

The FAI will get the chance to present their views to FIFA before the EGM in Cape Town on December 2, with Delaney expressing hope that it won't be just a “token” gesture.

“I'm hoping, but the jury is out that this big meeting that they're going to have is not just a token approach,” said Delaney.

Belfast Telegraph

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