Greed And Corruption In Football

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Football is one of the oldest games played all over the world with a very long and interesting history. According to historians, football was introduced in England as early as 1170. Over the years it has come a long way from its humble beginning all those years ago. Now it is one of the most popular games played today and has billions of fans. Sadly, greedy and corrupt people have turned this sacred game into a money-making profession. History is full of examples where greed and corruption of men has ruined many games. The recent corruption case of Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) is one example.
Ever since it was formed in 1904, tons of bribery, corruption and money laundering allegations have been made against FIFA, but no serious action was taken against football’s international governing body. Surprisingly that is not the case anymore, U.S Justice Department, FBI
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The allegation included bribes taken for influencing the sponsorship contracts and the selection process for 2010 FIFA World Cup host. Being the governing body of international football, FIFA is charged with the responsibility of carrying out all the necessary steps to provide football fans around the world with a successful FIFA World Cup. This also includes accepting bids for selecting a host country for the FIFA World Cup.
In one of the allegations against FIFA, it is being accused of taking bribe of $10 million in exchange for helping South Africa to become the host for 2010 FIFA World Cup. The South African Football Association are calling these allegations baseless and promised to take proper legal action against them. According to Dominic Chimhave, “Those individuals that brought the World Cup to South Africa were men of high integrity. Men like the late President Nelson Mandela and our former President Thabo Mbeki. The bidding process was never

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