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  1. May 27, 2015 #1

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    Epilogue to 2014 World Cup - Global soccer officials arrested in U.S., Swiss corruption cases
    http://sports.yahoo.com/news/arrested-fifa-officials-face-extradition-u-ny-times-050005366--sow.html

    Assuming all are arrested, would Blatter be history. Perhaps the Swiss plan to arrest Blatter?
     
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  3. May 27, 2015 #2
    Wow this is amazing! I never thought it would happen. I'm getting the popcorn.
     
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  5. May 27, 2015 #4
    Somewhat Ironic that the country with the least interest in FIFA is the one successfully extraditing the accused?
     
  6. May 27, 2015 #5
    It's one reason we are able to do it. FIFA could end up banning US soccer. Could you imagine if that happened to England or Germany?
     
  7. May 27, 2015 #6

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    That's not going to happen, because money talks, and the US broadcasters pay huge amount of money for the broadcast rights to the World Cup.

    Besides, FIFA banning US soccer would be seen as a retaliation, and that will definitely not site well with many other sports body.

    Zz.
     
  8. May 28, 2015 #7

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    Who's who in US crosshairs in FIFA corruption probe
    http://sports.yahoo.com/news/whos-us-crosshairs-fifa-corruption-probe-153504699--sow.html

    The new Attorney General of the United States, Loretta Lynch, was the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York. While US Attorney in NY, she began the corruption investigation of FIFA officers and staff. I heard her announce the indictment. She mentioned that the officers have come to NY City, where they apparently accepted money and used US banks to facilitate illegal activities.

    One US representative had pleaded guilty to 10 counts -
    It has been speculated that he gave testimony against others and was apparently an FBI informant.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/28/s...rruption-charges-blatter-isnt-among-them.html

    http://www.businessinsider.com/chuck-blazer-reportedly-informed-fbi-in-fifa-investigation-2015-5

    FIFA indictment: Seedy inner workings and how one bribe led to the next
    http://sports.yahoo.com/news/fifa-i...-how-one-bribe-led-to-the-next-224541176.html


    Meanwhile -
    UEFA Says It Won’t Boycott Vote Expected to Re-Elect Sepp Blatter as FIFA President
    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/29/sports/soccer/sepp-blatter-fifa-corruption-soccer.html

    Vladimir Putin Denounces U.S. Over FIFA Arrests
    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/29/sports/vladimir-putin-fifa-corruption-soccer.html
     
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  9. May 29, 2015 #8

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    Perhaps a bigger scandal - Chart Shows the Staggering Human Cost of Staging a World Cup in Qatar
    http://www.motherjones.com/mixed-media/2015/05/chart-fifa-deaths-qatar-move-it-to-the-united-states
    Olympics to Crack Down on Human Rights Abuses…After 2022 (it's not FIFA, but is it puts the FIFA World Cup in perspective)
    http://www.motherjones.com/mixed-me...ittee-human-rights-clause-host-city-contracts
     
  10. May 29, 2015 #9

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    Just so that we are clear, 1200 workers have died in Qatar in total, over the last two years. The estimate of 4000 is an estimate of the number of workers in Qatar who will die by 2022 - irrespective of the World Cup. It is not a statement about how many will die working on infrastructure related to the World Cup. The original article that MoJo cribbed it from makes this clear. Mother Jones in fact altered the infographic, replacing "Migrant worker deaths since Dec. 2010" with "2022 World Cup (so far)"

    This is something I strongly dislike about Mother Jones. I agree with them - migrant worker conditions in the Gulf States are appalling. But the case against this stands on its own, without having to mislead. OK, lie. They knew what they wrote was false when they altered the infographic. But we can't let honesty stand in the way of Progress, can we?
     
  11. May 31, 2015 #10

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    [sarcasm] But it's part of their culture! We must be understanding! [/sarcasm]


    More seriously though I'm wondering how many officials, both in FIFA and various governments will get snagged by the corruption scandal. I suspect Blatter's resignation is only just the start.
     
  18. Jun 4, 2015 #17

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    How it all started 15 years ago.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...d-the-fifa-scandal-that-toppled-sepp-blatter/

     
  20. Jun 6, 2015 #19

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    Man who led IOC scandal probe: 'It may be too late for FIFA'
    http://sports.yahoo.com/news/man-led-ioc-scandal-probe-may-too-fifa-134649509--spt.html [Broken]

    "It's a complete and utter mess," senior IOC member Dick Pound told The Associated Press. "It may be too late."
     
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  21. Jun 14, 2015 #20
    will they actually look at the IOC with the same eyes? if any other organisation was as corrupt as FIFA the IOC is it. although they have people better at hiding it.
     
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