FIFA boss Blatter puts Hammam in his place
Bin Hammam recently called for Wellington Phoenix to be booted out of Australia's A-League by 2011, but Blatter said it was not the business of the Asian Football Confederation and the New Zealand side had FIFA's "blessing" to play in Australia.
"It's not a matter of the confederations to decide," Blatter was quoted as saying by Sunday's New Zealand Herald. "Therefore, this problem cannot be an Asian problem. The Asian confederation cannot interfere."