June 6, 2014

Throw FIFA Out of the Game

Dave Zirin, New York Times

The Associated Press

People don’t have to be displaced and workers don’t need to die for soccer. The World Cup can be staged in countries with existing stadiums and infrastructure. Moreover, the secret bidding process for host countries must end so that soccer isn’t abused for economic and political ends. International soccer desperately needs two entirely distinct bodies. One would be in charge of monitoring and actually stopping corruption, bribery and match-fixing.

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TAGGED: Qatar, Football, Soccer, Brazil, World Cup 2014, World Cup, FIFA

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