Effects Of Football Corruption

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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,
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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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She also suggested that a conviction could lead to a sentence of up to 20 years in prison. She also claimed that the corruption in FIFA allowed members of the company and related firms to enrich themselves. In the last 24 years, FIFA is accused of taking bribes of over $150 million against lucrative media and marketing rights to football tournaments. FBI is not taking any chances and it has also decided to investigate the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
During the month of May, 2015 the Swiss prosecuting authorities also launched a criminal inquiry against FIFA on suspicion of criminal mismanagement, bribery and money laundering relating to the 2018 and 2022 bidding process carried out by FIFA. The Swiss authorities raided FIFA’s Zurich headquarters and managed to seize all electronic data and documents. The Swiss authorities are working tirelessly to solve this case and plan on questioning the ten members of FIFA executive committee who took part in the December 2010 votes that chose the hosts for 2018 and 2022 world
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