Richards - FA will be fine
Sir Dave Richards does not believe the Football Association will be left isolated from world football.
Last Updated: 01/06/11 9:11am
Sir Dave Richards does not believe the Football Association will be left isolated from world football after unsuccessfully trying to have the Fifa presidential election postponed.
Fifa has been rocked by allegations of corruption in the lead-up to Wednesday's election, with Mohamed Bin Hammam withdrawing his candidacy after being suspended over the weekend.
The FA had already announced it would be abstaining from the vote but appealed for the election to be delayed earlier this week to give 'credibility' to the process.
However, the election is still set to go ahead with Sepp Blatter standing unopposed, and Premier League chairman Richards is disappointed with the outcome.
"We think it's the right and proper thing to do (to postpone the election), but we didn't get any support for it so we'll still put it up at the congress and see what happens," Richards, who is also an FA board member, told Sky Sports News.
Asked if there would be any damage to the FA from recent events, Richards replied: "No, not at all.
"The English FA and English football are in a good state and I think we'll be fine.
"We wanted the position to be suspended until a new election, but we're not going to get that."