Bin Hammam: 'Britain must build bridges with Fifa'

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The Independent Football

Fifa presidential candidate Mohamed Bin Hammam will meet the FA chairman David Bernstein today, but has said that repairing relationships between British football and the world governing body would have to be reciprocal.

Bin Hammam admitted that it was Fifa's responsibility to take "the initial step to clear the air" after the discord surrounding England's bid to host the 2018 World Cup. But he also demanded that any out-reach be matched by "the clubs, league, fans and media in Britain."

"Building bridges between Britain and Fifa is not only the task of Fifa or the British associations," Bin Hammam told World Football INSIDER. "A gesture of goodwill between Britain and Fifa must be supported and embraced by all those who have issues with the others."