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FIFA dismisses Watson; Blake represents CIFA in Zurich

All eyes were on Zurch, Switzerland today (26 February) for what many were calling the most important day in football history — FIFA’s Extraordinary Congress.

It marked the first presidential election since Sepp Blatter was banned by FIFA and up to 30 FIFA leaders were indicted in 2015 as part of a global corruption probe in the sport.

For a moment, Cayman was at the centre of the action.

FIFA’s member association’s expelled Cayman Islands native Canover Watson from FIFA’s Audit and Compliance Committee. The move comes after Watson was found guilty this month in the Cayman Islands on several counts of fraud. Only two member associations voted not to expel Watson while 196 voted to remove him.

Acting Cayman Islands Football Association (CIFA) President Bruce Blake represented CIFA at the congress. E-mails and messages left for Blake seeking comment on the day’s activities were not returned.

Swiss football administrator Gianni Infantino was elected as FIFA’s new leader.

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Kevin Morales

Kevin Morales

Cayman 27 News Director Kevin Morales is an award-winning journalist with more than 12 years of experience. Kevin is a Milwaukee, Wis., native. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in journalism in 2005 from the University of Minnesota. He's a proud father and a loyal fan of the Green Bay Packers, Milwaukee Brewers, Milwaukee Bucks and U of M Golden Gophers.

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