Travels With Chuck: Inside FIFA’s Executive Committee

Ever wondered what it’s like to be part of world football’s ultimate elite jetset, FIFA’s Executive Committee?  As I mentioned last week, all you have to do to find out is go and visit the amazing photo blog by FIFA Executive Committee member Chuck Blazer, the Executive Vice President of the US Soccer Federation whose favourite footballing memory is Mexico winning the Confederations Cup in 1999.

His blog, Travels with Chuck Blazer, is just chock-full of pics of Chuck and company at work. Here he is just this week at the FIFA Club World Cup in Abu Dhabi, second from the left, next to a clearly overwhelmed Sepp Blatter Julio Grondona of CONMEBOL.

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I won’t steal any more photos, so just go and visit Chuck’s blog for more.

5 thoughts on “Travels With Chuck: Inside FIFA’s Executive Committee

  1. Tybalt

    It’s exactly like a Fiver parody of the overstuffed, buffet-hopping FIFA/UEFA executive with no connection to the game itself, to its players or to its supporters.

  2. ursus arctos

    Blazer’s not sitting next to Sepp, Tom. That’s Julio Grondona (of Argentina and COMEMBOL).

    Sepp is at the other end of the row, next to the sheikh, and Issa Hayatou (of Cameroon and CAF) is on the other side of Chuck. I don’t immediately recognize the guy between Hayatou and Blatter.

  3. Tom Dunmore Post author

    Ah, thanks. I wasn’t sure it was Sepp at all when I posted, but presumed I was right when no-one else noticed….

    And welcome back to the comments, we’ve missed you here, ursus.

  4. Eric

    Ursus
    “I don’t immediately recognize the guy between Hayatou and Blatter”

    That is Grondona.

    The old fart (they all are) next to Chuck is Nicolás Leoz, President of CONMEBOL.

    So… from lest to right: Leoz, Blogger, Hayatou, Grondona, Blatter, Sheik.

    Best regards