Sports Letters: Fifa `not fair'

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Sir: Should Fifa, football's world governing body, have left English football in such disrepute following the FA Cup replay between Arsenal and Sheffield United? This unfortunate matter was being dealt with, albeit controversially, by the English Football Association in a pressurised yet sportsmanlike manner.

So, why did Fifa have to get involved? Their original plan seems to have been to stop a re-match taking place and letting the result stand. If this was allowed to happen and Arsenal had been allowed through to the next round of the Cup, then I would like to know exactly what Fifa's policy of "Fair Play" is.

JONATHAN MONTANARO

Leamington Spa,

Warwickshire

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