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The fall of the house of Fifa

Conn, David, 1965-2017
Books, Manuscripts
Fifa was founded in 1904 to unite the football-playing world, stating that 'no person should be allowed to arrange matches for personal profit'. A little over a century later, a judge in a Brooklyn courtroom called Fifa a 'Racketeering Influenced Corrupt Organisation (RICO) enterprise'. As dazzling World Cups captivated billions around the world Fifa became a commercial magnet, money pouring into its coffers. Its earnest foundations began to crumble as those entrusted with the sport wanted their share. Here, David Conn, football's most respected investigative journalist, chronicles the extraordinary history and staggering scale of corruption, paints revealing portraits of the men at the centre of Fifa - the power brokers, the indicted, the legends like Franz Beckenbauer and Michel Platini - and puts the allegations to Blatter himself in an extended interview.
Main title:
London : Yellow Jersey Press, 2017.
328 pages ; 25 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
9780224100441 (hbk)
Dewey class:
796.334796.334 CON
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