Sepp Blatter

world cup controversies

How The 2002 World Cup Became The Most Controversial Tournament in Recent Memory

The 2002 World Cup is remembered as the tournament of Ronaldinho, Rivaldo and Ronaldo. However, thanks to referees, the golden goal rule and South Korea, it is also considered one of the most contentious of all time.
Will Magee

What FIFA Whitewashed From The Garcia Report

A 430-page condemnation became a 42-page everything is fine dot gif
Aaron Gordon

What We Know About Corruption in the 2018 And 2022 World Cup Bids

​The FBI and Swiss authorities are currently investigating both bids.
Aaron Gordon
fifa gonna fifa

Sepp Blatter Bolsters Credentials for FBI Director, Slams Whistleblowers

"Before long whistleblowers will be allowed to go to everything."
Aaron Gordon

FIFA Ethics Committee Opens Formal Bribery Case Against Sepp Blatter

The investigation launched on Friday was announced after documents were unearthed in June that implicate Blatter, former secretary general​ Jerome Valcke and former deputy secretary general Markus Kattner​ in upwards of $80 million in pay raises.
Liam Daniel Pierce
corruption at fifa

Sepp Blatter Says Cool Balls Were Used To Rig European Competition Draw

The disgraced former FIFA president made the bizarre allegations in an interview with La Nacion, but claimed that he never allowed draw fixing on his watch.
UK Sports Staff
Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali Wrote a Letter to All FAs Asking for FIFA Reform in 2015

It's sad to think that—even without Blatter—Muhammad Ali would not be comforted by the current state of FIFA.
Liam Daniel Pierce

Top FIFA Officials, Including Blatter, Awarded Themselves $80 Million in Raises and Bonuses in Last Five Years

"The crisis is over," FIFA President Gianni Infantino promised. It certainly doesn't look over.
Liam Daniel Pierce
crime & drugs

Sepp Blatter and Two Top FIFA Officials Paid Themselves $80 Million, Investigation Reveals

FIFA said an internal investigation revealed that Blatter and two other leading officials were involved in a "coordinated attempt" to enrich themselves.
Reuters and VICE News
fifa reform

FIFA Audit Chairman Resigns Over Infantino's Unprecedented Power Grab

Gianni Infantino's 'redistribution' of power gives him more control that Sepp Blatter ever had.
Liam Daniel Pierce

​Michel Platini to Resign as UEFA President After Failing to Overturn Ban

The Frenchman's ban has been reduced to four years, but this still takes him beyond his current mandate as UEFA president.
UK Sports Staff
qatar 2022

FIFA to Monitor Working Conditions at Qatar World Cup, 1,200 Deaths Too Late

This is FIFA ethical reform we're talking about here, people.
Liam Daniel Pierce