In this essay I will be answering these following questions and any more, on what exactly happened to FIFA insane corruption?, why is the indictment coming from the U.S.?,Who are the major FIFA officials who have been arrested? Who is Sepp Blatter and why wasn 't he indicted?.
Fifa has made £1,200,000,000 per year from sponsors, television and the World Cup. Fifa’s latest financial amount over the four years to the end of 2010 show the organisation has earned more than four billion. That's an increase of fifty-nine percent over the previous four year stretch which included the World Cup in Germany (BBC, pars. 1). Its broadcast rights and marketing which are leading the boom of course, and Fifa is riding the wave that's thrown the Premier League skywards too (BBC, pars. 2). Fifa has banked $631m to its reserves, which now stand at $1.2 billion (BBC, pars. 3). Fifa says of the money it raised, seventy percent was ploughed back into the game by staging tournaments and investing in projects. Fifa put $794m into
Based in Zurich, “The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA)” is the international governing body of association football, futsal, and soccer. It has been recognized as the “United Nations of Football”, affiliated with 209 associations across the globe (FIFA, 2015). Like any other sport organization however, FIFA has long experienced allegations following the decision of Russia being awarded the 2018 World Cup and Quatar having the 2022 hosting rights. According to the reports, the United States Department of Justice reviewed the contracts related to the 2014 Brazil World Cup involving FIFA, commercial partners, and suppliers.
In our socratic seminar about the article “Soccer’s Corrupt Soul,” we talked about FIFA’s deep-rooted corruption and where their greed has lead the World Cup’s future. FIFA is soccer’s main governing body, an oligarchy composed of very wealthy and powerful people. It has been discovered that these corporate bigwigs were associated with many deceitful and dishonest acts in the pursuit of making more money.
FIFA has no credibility. Just look at where the next two World Cups are being played at. They must be wonderful footballing nations, right? Ha, not at all. In 2018, the world turns to Russia, who might have tampered with the 2016 U.S. election. Four years later, the world will be broiling in Qatar during winter un-the-less, who have violated humans rights by being stuck in the dark ages with slavery. And both countries were right in the middle of the FBI's investigation of FIFA's World Cup brides. Nothing FIFA does can be taken serious….
The next objective that Reform Taskforce 29 looks to accomplish is to rethink the way FIFA is governed. Sepp Blatter, the former President of FIFA throughout all of the corruption allegations, led the organization for 17 years. In 2015, many top executives were arrested on suspicion of corruption while attending FIFA meetings. These executives accepted kickbacks and other incentives from nations bidding the host the 2018 and 2022 FIFA World Cups. Following the arrest of these individuals, Blatter resigned his position of President just days after winning an election to remain in office. Blatter was under suspicion of corruption after a large payment was made to Michel Platini, President of UEFA, Europe’s football confederation, for what Blatter explains as “advisory work.” While many programs and initiatives were completed under the leadership of Blatter, we need to discover beneficial strategies to elect non-corrupt leadership in a democratic and fair manner. Our first action to complete this objective is to limit the length of a president’s term in office. According to Emmanuel Bayle, “FIFA must follow the International Olympic Committee’s example and limit presidential terms of office...This would improve democracy throughout the organization and prevent cults building up around omnipotent, lifelong leaders” (Bayle, 2015.) Our second action to complete this objective would create a smaller and more diverse FIFA executive committee. This FIFA executive committee should meet six times a year, two more than the current committee, in order to provide checks and balances on the president’s power. “The new committee should be reduced in size, contain more women, be more professional and include independent administrators with skills in areas such as marketing, law and finance” (Bayle, 2015.) The final action to complete this objective would be to create an international organization that regulates sport governance (Bayle, 2015.) FIFA could team up with
FIFA has been violating human rights for years, and dehumanize people with poor living conditions, unsafe equipment, cheap wage. All this for the construction of unnecessary new stadiums and other soccer monuments. For the 2022 World Cup in Qatar they are currently using migrants as workers. They are paying them cheaply, and a report from the International Trade Union Confederation stated that in the past 5 years 1,200 migrant workers have died constructing stadiums in Qatar. They also predict that 4,000 will die until the first game is played in the world cup (Oliver).
The Fifa article is relevant to the sponsorships segment of the learning strand because it talks about how upset sponsors are about the recent Fifa scandal. Since there was allegedly cheating through bribery that occurred, an ethical dilemma exists because companies are not interested in funding for the Fifa and receiving advertisements in return. Since this isn’t the first time that there has been a Fifa scandal, it may be the tipping point where Fifa loses all its sponsors and calls for the end of the long
It has been shown that referees have been being paid tons of money to be biased to a team. Many referees have been caught guilty of this and not many confess, but it gets too obvious. In 2001, two teams went against together in an important match. The team that the referee was going bias toward was losing. The referee started calling fake calls towards the other team, which gave them a huge disadvantage. These scams lead to the team that the referee was biased too, to win. Cheats have been consisted in many cruel ways, which lead to issues.
Originally I remember hearing about a scandal of sorts during the last world cup but I never bothered to delve into it since I never cared much for sports in the first place. I find the whole situation to be extremely sketchy. Starting off, the 2022 World Cup was announced to be held in Qatar, a place that not only has no long-tradition of soccer, but has a relatively hot climate that reaches up to 113 degrees in the Summer, which
This paper explores public reactions and their attitude towards people who are in power, especially those that are related to soccer and their controversies in media and literature. These are the member of high class society, are mainly focused in media. Controversies and scandals are usually linked with them. The controversy related to FIFA, the governing body of soccer is explored in this paper. The corrupted voting process and the blatant disregard for human life shown by high ranking officers is seen. Sep Blatter, most influential person in world of football was the main person behind this controversy. Blatter misused his power and build his empire on basis of corruption and lawlessness. Furthermore, substance abuse by one of the most influential
Jasthi, helps the reader understand the negative financial outcomes of hosting a sporting event like the World Cup and what it does to the country’s economic status. Jasthi’s point is simple yet informative. He compares the spending from South Africa’s World Cup to Brazil’s World Cup. Jasthi argues that Brazil’s lack of budgeting led them spend three times more of what South Africa paid for in the 2010 World Cup. However, that was not the only concern that Jasthi discussed in the article. The other downfall of this spending was that Brazil invested too much money in rebuilding stadiums that were going to be used for a maximum of four games, and were never going to be re-visited after the world cup. Jasthi’s points were quick and concise to the reader, and helps the reader understand how the games can negatively effect the country if the country does not make smart financial
It has been said that one ex-FIFA official even spent a sum of FIFA’s money that exceeded Leroux’s annual salary on an apartment for his cats (Johnson, 2015). As stated in an article by Johnson (2015), “The Women’s World Cup might not draw the same attention as the Men’s World Cup yet, but if FIFA were to begin spending anywhere near as much on women’s soccer as men’s soccer, national programs would be better able to sustain themselves and their league counterparts. The money FIFA pays to national teams could be used to improve training, facilities, and salaries”. Also, national programs could invest in raising the profile of the women’s game through advertising and youth development (Johnson, 2015). Moreover, “FIFA could require national programs to meet certain standards that would help ensure the success and longevity of the sport, such as living wages, health care, proper training facilities, equipment and travel for women’s teams, as mentioned by Bitch Magazine’s Stephanie Yang” (Johnson, 2015). If FIFA prioritized women's soccer, there would be more competitive women's tournaments with bigger audiences (Johnson, 2015). Overall, the power and influence of FIFA should present an opportunity to promote equality globally