FIFA: the ugly face of the beautiful game (video)


Fifa’s sponsors have raised the pressure on football’s governing body following fresh bribery allegations surrounding the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Sportswear giant Adidas warned that the “negative tenor of the public debate around FIFA” caused by the scandal was damaging for football, FIFA and its partners.

FIFA is on the defensive, conducting an internal investigation into the decisions to hold the 2018 World Cup in Russia and the 2022 Cup in Qatar. It comes after the Sunday Times published what it says are leaked documents showing bribes were paid to secure the event for Qatar, which Qatar denies.

The paper printed fresh accusations on Sunday, just four days before the World Cup kicks off in Brazil, alleging that the then Asian football chief Mohamed Bin Hammam, a Qatari, had brokered meetings between Qatari officials and governments to discuss bilateral trade deals.

The Mirror 9 June 2014

Video © HBO

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