US indictment published tonight says in black and white FIFA execs were paid bribes to vote for Russia and Qatar World Cups.

Tpol_rfc

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Read this book on it, absolutely stinks the whole thing. They just carry on regardless though.


 

bkkbear

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I can't even pretend to be shocked at that one but ultimately what can the authorities do?
The DOJ can do a hell of a lot. Extraditions hopefully. And FIFA as an organisation won't escape unharmed side they have offices in America.

They don't %^*& around, billion dollar budgets, huge powers, best of talent unlike our serious(?) fraud office who haven't jailed a banker yet for the crash.
 

derek145

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The DOJ can do a hell of a lot. Extraditions hopefully. And FIFA as an organisation won't escape unharmed side they have offices in America.

They don't %^*& around, billion dollar budgets, huge powers, best of talent unlike our serious(?) fraud office who haven't jailed a banker yet for the crash.
They're not going to take on any Russians or anyone from Qatar are they, it'll be a few individuals at best.
 

SecondBestIsNothing

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The DOJ can do a hell of a lot. Extraditions hopefully. And FIFA as an organisation won't escape unharmed side they have offices in America.

They don't %^*& around, billion dollar budgets, huge powers, best of talent unlike our serious(?) fraud office who haven't jailed a banker yet for the crash.
They jailed one guy and they caused the crash more than we did. Watch The Big Short an incredible but worrying film
 

focrs

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Just confirms what we all know don’t think there will be justice ever for all that lost life’s building the stadiums.
on that note was there last month amazing city stadiums look pretty cool.
 

Chocolateleftfoot

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Fifa is rotten to the core and uefa is not much better. Sadly, I don't see what can be done about it.
The only way to change it, in my opinion, is if the football associations of the major players, England, Germany, Spain, etc break away from fifa.
The first thing the English fa should have done when these world cups were awarded is withdraw from Fifa competitions. Hit them in the pocket, it's all they know.
 

Dave570

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Started with de Havelange who took over FIFA with an empty biscuit tin. Then Sepp Blatter continued the corruption. There is a book about the corruption of de Havelange. It also mentions a mysterious person pulling de Havelange's strings in the background. He was never caught but the book suggests strongly that it was Sepp Blatter I think de Havelange did a prison sentence for corruption.
 

kebabloyal

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Something I think everyone suspected from the start. Both FIFA AND UEFA need a thorough cleansing from top to bottom
Agreed. Only confirms what everyone already knew. The whole Qatar thing was just blatant though. Theres no way in the interests of football should they have got it. It was obviously in the interests of a few bank balances, that decisions were made for it to go to there.
 

Cutty/Young

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Quite sad there are people on this thread claiming Russia deserved the world cup, one of the worst country's in the world for racism and homophobia, awarded the biggest football tournament in the world by an organisation who claim to be against all forms of the above. More or less rewarding Russia for racist and homophobic behaviour.
 

Smiles

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No one will be in the least bit surprised. And nor will we be surprised that it won’t make a blind bit of difference to FIFA. Corrupt to the core.
 

aghalee_hero

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Quite sad there are people on this thread claiming Russia deserved the world cup, one of the worst country's in the world for racism and homophobia, awarded the biggest football tournament in the world by an organisation who claim to be against all forms of the above. More or less rewarding Russia for racist and homophobic behaviour.
What's your view on the USA/Mexico joint hosting it with Canada for 2026?
 

Liviger1984

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Soon as the both were announced i burst out laughing and said ' i wonder how they managed that'. My thoughts were true. :p
 

Neilston Unionist

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Football must be the most corrupt sport on the planet.

We all know it yet continually turn a Nelson’s while these fat cat båstards are milking the system for billions.

I really hate football sometimes.
It has been a form of money laundering since Abramovic. There’s a reason the yanks started investigating a few years ago.
 
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