Following Sepp Blatter's electoral triumph last Friday, it has become apparent that FIFA appear to be trying to goad UEFA into splitting off from them.
According to the Mail, Danish UEFA member Allan Hansen proposed that UEFA do just that.
Before Blatter's glorious victory on Friday, Hansen proposed that UEFA think about establishing a breakaway 'World Cup'.
He reasoned that a fair portion of the South American CONMEBOL confederation backed Prince Ali last week. He suggests that they would be enticed to join the breakaway tournament.
The new competition would draw broadcasting rights money and sponsorship money away from FIFA. These are the lifeblood of that organisation.
However, such plans will surely be scuppered by disunity within UEFA itself.
It is usually assumed that UEFA countries tend to oppose Blatter at election time and that the Swiss has triumphed on the back of votes from Africa and Asia and other far flung parts of what he pompously terms 'the football family'.
However, Prince Ali's people (his election agents, if you will) believe that as many as 18 out of the 53 UEFA countries defied Platini's instructions and backed Blatter.
It is known that Russia (obviously) and Spain supported Blatter.
Given such disunity, what chance is there of a breakaway?