LONDON -- When a World Cup is up for grabs, the beautiful game turns ugly.
But when the not-so-clever brass at FIFA, led by president Sepp Blatter, decided to hold two bidding procedures at the same time -- for the 2018 and 2022 tournaments -- it only doubled FIFA's trouble. Can we really be surprised by all of the insults, recriminations and alleged shady dealings that have become front-page news over the past few months?
Even an uncharacteristic admission ...
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