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Who cares about corruption? Money rules in soccer
Anonymous
Posted: Saturday, August 13, 2011

Posted: 5/26/2010 4:27:14 AM

By: Sebastian Engler

I found this news very disturbing but yet not a very big surprise.
Following the qualifying matches in the Europe group there were some really strange referee decisions including the penalty kick that lifted France into the World Cups final round.

But is there a possibility to take action against those fraudsters or can this only be done by the FIFA itself?
Considering, that without any conclusive arguments the FIFA rejects the video evidence during the game to minimize the probability of wrong referee decisions, I think there is no actual interest to fight these crimes.


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Posted: Saturday, August 13, 2011
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Posted: 5/16/2010 12:51:15 PM

By: David Marchant

At the recent OffshoreAlert Conference, British investigative journalist and film-maker Andrew Jennings gave a very well-received presentation of evidence alleging widespread corruption, bribery and fraud by FIFA members.

The point was made that nobody in authority seemed to care too much that the world's biggest sport (by far) was allegedly being operated as a criminal enterprised.

I encourage you to read the article today at http://soccernet.espn.go.com/world-cup/story/_/id/5192656/ce/us/england-apologizes-world-cup-bid-chief-david-triesman-quits?cc=5901&ver=us.

In a nutshell, the chairman of England's bid to host the 2018 World Cup has had to resign after one of his 'friends' secretly recorded him making allegations that Spain was attempting to bribe referees at the next World Cup, which is due to start in South Africa next month.

Rather than ask for his evidence of alleged bribery and call for an inquiry, the English FA terminated his position/forced him to resign and issued a letter of apology to Spain, so desperate are they to host the tournament in 2018.


Anonymous
Posted: Saturday, August 13, 2011

Posted: 6/23/2010 7:07:10 AM

By: Sebastian Engler

After following the World Cup I can only admit the accusations by Mr. Jennings must be true. Especially Spain is profiting a lot from wrong decisions. And not banning David Villa due to an unsportsmanlike conduct after reviewing TV recordings is a big joke.

The decisions of who is winning or loosing is no longer in the hands of the players. The FIFA decides which team advances, depending on how much the will profit from (Advertising, Merchandising).

Unfortunately nobody is there to unveil these criminal activities.


 

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