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Corruption, Murder, and the Beautiful Game

On FIFA's scandalous history

Updated: August 15, 2011, 10:19 AM ET
By Brian Phillips

On December 2, 2010, FIFA president Sepp Blatter stood before a giant blue screen at his organization's headquarters in Zurich and announced the two countries that had won the rights to host the 2018 and 2022 World Cups. After hours of presentations and last-ditch lobbying efforts from Prince William, David Beckham, Morgan Freeman, and Bill Clinton, FIFA's 24-man executive committee — down to 22 after two members were caught trying to sell their votes to undercover journalists — ...

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