The Fall of the House of FIFA: The Multimillion-Dollar Corruption at the Heart of Global Soccer

The Fall of the House of FIFA: The Multimillion-Dollar Corruption at the Heart of Global Soccer

by David Conn

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781568585963
Publisher: PublicAffairs
Publication date: 06/20/2017
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 629,882
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

David Conn is the author of The Beautiful Game and an award-winning journalist for the Guardian where he has been a key part of the coverage of the FIFA crisis.

Table of Contents

1 The People's Game 1

2 Fifa's Smiley Face 9

3 1904: 'A Pure Sport' 23

4 1974 43

5 1998: President Blatter 50

6 2010: 'And the Host of the 2022 World Cup Will Be… Qatar!'(1) 73

7 'Crisis? What is a Crisis?' 93

8 Straight Citizens 111

9 The Dr João Havelange Centre of Excellence 134

10 Bribery in Switzerland is not a Crime 150

11 The Dirty Linen 165

12 'Tell Me What You Did' 187

13 Mr President Integrity 192

14 The World Cup of Fraud 207

15 Le roi se Meurt 219

16 'The Money of Fifa is Your Money!' 238

17 Say it Ain't So, Franz 254

18 Tainted History 270

19 'And the Host of the 2022 World Cup Will Be… Qatar!' (2) 276

20 The Boss 297

Bibliography 311

Acknowledgements 313

Index 315

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