Yet another story connecting football with financial crime? We are in danger of a trend appearing here…
Allegations of corruption surround not only FIFA’s bid for the Qatar World Cup but also the 2018 World Cup. The head of England’s bidding committee testified in court that one FIFA executive asked for USD4m to secure a vote, another wanted a knighthood, said Jeremy Schaap, the ESPN reporter behind a new documentary on FIFA
ESPN has just aired a documentary revealing these stories and looking into the allegations of corruption within FIFA, the travelling empire which puts on the World Cup every four years, and behind FIFA President Sepp Blatter’s rise to power.
Should make for interesting viewing over the weekend.