March 20, 2014

FIFA's Corruption Will Infect the Whole Game

Jim White, Telegraph

The Associated Press

The most depressing thing about all this Fifa corruption business is that no one can have been surprised. That Jack Warner, the organisation’s former vice-president, who had responsibility for deciding the destination of the 2022 World Cup, appears to have been paid $1.2 million (£720,000) by a Qatari company involved in the bidding process hardly counts as the most earth-shattering revelation. It is news that has dispirited and angered in equal measure. But surprised? Not a chance.

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TAGGED: Corruption, Soccer, FIFA


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