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Oh, they do like to be beside the seaside. FIFA, the governing body of world football, has been holding its annual congress in Mauritius for the past couple of days. The island state in the Indian Ocean is no football power, but hey, it’s paradise, and hard to get to for FIFA’s army of critics. It was the location on Friday for Sepp Blatter, FIFA’s president, to declare that, after two turbulent years, FIFA had been reformed. As a result, he said, it offered “the highest standards in good governance in sport.” And its future was “hopefully as beautiful calm and transparent as the sea around us in Mauritius.”

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