French authorities detained former UEFA president Michel Platini on Tuesday as part of an investigation into alleged vote rigging that resulted in the awarding of the 2022 World Cup to Qatar.
In the wake of the fire that immolated Brazil’s oldest and most important scientific museum, Brazilians are blaming neglect, corruption, and lavish World Cup spending for the destruction of a collection of 20 million artifacts.
Disillusioned by years of corruption and scandal in the country’s league, Croatian football fans are boycotting the World Cup in mass, Balkan Insight reported Tuesday.
Former British Prime Minister David Cameron indicated foul play might be why the U.K. lost the bid to host the FIFA 2018 World Cup to Russia, The Independentreported.
US and Brazilian authorities are investigating Qatar over new allegations of corruption in connection with its 2022 World Cup bid, French news website Mediapart revealed on Sunday.
French authorities questioned former FIFA president Sepp Blatter as part of a corruption probe into FIFA’s vote for Russia and Qatar to host respectively the the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, Le Monde reported Thursday.
Swiss authorities arrested seven high-level FIFA officials at a luxury hotel in Zurich, Switzerland, in a dawn raid this morning.
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