The report cleared the bid committees of Russia and Qatar of significant wrongdoing and it now seems close to impossible that the next two World Cup Finals will be moved. But Eckert’s report has only added gasoline to the fire rather than dousing the flames of controversy. You see Eckert’s report was not really a report …….but to read more please click on the link.
Over the years there have been countless accusations leveled against FIFA in terms of corruption and cronyism but few have stuck. Part of the reason is that FIFA and its representatives have instead become masters of the “big half-truth” and its close cousin the red herring. To read more please click on the link.
It wasn’t so long again that a logo and a mascot were deemed good enough. Not anymore, now each FIFA tournament has to offer us a better world and a Sepp-approved future. Of course the problem with taking your self that seriously is that the public has a right to hold organizations to their own self-pronounced lofty standards. In other words if you are so full of your own self importance then you had better make sure that you…..to read more please click on the link.