FIFA, soccer's ruling body, is trying to shake off an image of corruption, but the investigations continue thanks in large measure to a now-deceased American whistle-blower. Bloomberg QuickTake explains how it happened.
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Now these shits will hold the WC!!
Will they send back Muslim dominant countries?
Wtf is wrong with the world, running around money.
Humanity Is Doomed!!
And they'll say follow law and order, so we can earn some more -_'-
“We’re sorry about the corruption to make it up we’ll make you host of the 2026 World Cup and keep the money for your debt enriched country , you’re welcome Americans “ Now leave us alone and continue our crimes
Mmhm 🤔 kinda odd of the how USA officials found out how much money is made over the World Cup then they themselves landed as host in 2026 ? Maybe they struck a deal , we’ll let you keep rigging just gives us some of the cash 💰 and “continue to investigate “
Fucking Americans...what jurisdiction do they have over other countries and organizations? They aren't even interested in football!? Yet they launched an investigation into FIFA...what business is it of theirs? I know FIFA is corrupt but it's not the USA fucking business to meddle in things that concern them. And I'm sure it wasn't about something altruistic like combating corruption. I'm sure it was because FIFA wasn't giving the Americans their cut of the corruption money. Now look the USA gets to host the 2026 World Cup. Worked out very conveniently for them didn't it.
Why does the World Cup have to be held in Qatar and the U.S. The World Cup should be held to a nation where football means everything. The U.S. and Qatar and Canada don't give two shits about football. The only good part of 2026 is that Mexico is co-hosting it. A country with a rich culture and where football is basically considered a religion.
all of this is a made up story from USA because they are jelous of Russia and Qatar.. things don't add up... that guy was used and killed ... why USA interfere in everything is question.. knowing that everywhere it goes it leaves destruction.. tell any country that is peaceful since USA invaded 😂... now fifa is fucked up for life... next world cup will be around USA . then to USA allies...
It's called soccer in the US, along with much of the rest of the English speaking world.
I guess you haven't yet realized that people use different words for the same thing in different parts of the world.
Americans simply "discovered" the corruption of FIFA because their bribes to get the World Cup were not as huge as Russia´s or Qatar´s. American knew all along that FIFA was corrupt, they were just pissed that they don´t control football (which is good, as they can´t trash this sport, as they did with all other shit America gets its hands on).
derp 713 what stubbornness? you call handegg American football and soccer as only football? Its not confusing
And seriously do you really think USA is not the no.1 enemy of human rights? Is that's why you left UN human right counsel?
It is also possible that the FBI pressured FIFA through unrelenting 'witch hunts' and media rants into awarding the 2026 world cup to the USA. So in other words the USA had to create a new way of manipulating the vote to host its own tournament....i.e. nothing changes here
LL cool J Funny enough you think Mexico and Canada in their current state have enough influence to win rights to host the world cup. Anyway I have nothing wrong against the US bid. I just find it weird that a country whose media was at the forefront of publicizing FIFA's corruption gets to be at the forefront of trying to host FIFA's tournament
OP has no proof whatsoever to back up his claim. I also think it's dumb considering it's like 3 countries at max who actually apply/ are able to host. Lastly L.A. has hosted before so it's reasonable for them to do it again.
All this considered i think it's okey to call bs conspiracy theory.
It’s obvious that corruption is still huge in FIFA. Or there would be no way USA would win as hosting nation for 2026. Hell they don’t even call the game “football”. In an honest world USA wouldn’t win even in next 50 years. USA bribed other nations to vote for them and bribed the FIFA. Even though I live in USA, I still don’t like that USA got to host 2026 World Cup. Morocco deserves it.
Fact is that deciding which country will host still comes down to "private" vote so it's very difficult to know if any of the voters were paid... Maybe what should be done is to have a top 3 finalist countries in a bowl and have the deciding draw televised like they do tournament group drawings. Also, the 2026 tournament in Canada/Mexico/US will bring in billions of dollars, much more than it would in Morocco. It's just a fact, unfortunately.
Haha deserved? What did Morocco do to DESERVED the world cup? Did they figure out how to cure cancer or stop Italy from being racist to Muslim and blacks? Yes, the U.S is the bad guy for exposing the crooks in FIFA. Omg U.S is finding a criminal that take bribes to get what they want(Sarcasm). Oh, look! Those same criminal are now saying "Oh Fuck!" Let's give the U.S the World Cup as a bribe that way they stop investigating our dirty business. Psh~ your probably an immigrant kid that's was brought here to the U.S as a child and find any reason to hate on the U.S
Christian Libertarian yeah only half of the stadiums were full. Most humiliated World Cup ever. Maradona was falsely accused of drug usage. I can’t wait for 2026 to come where USA will put so much blame and wrong info on other countries that USA hate. Like Russia, Iran and such.
This conspiracies about FIFA and "corruption" ,all happens for the administration not obeying US and UK demands to remove Russia from hosting the world cup for Russia uniting with Crimea through referendum . had Russia did not host the world cup ,none of this fake scandals will be happening.
vann tedd no, it’s because FIFA accepts bribes practically over the table, if you think it’s just about Russia, I suggest reading up on Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini, two of the biggest sleeze bags who are known to have taken bribes and ruled FIFA and UEFA based on gift giving and how much you offered them personally.
You sound like English is not your first language. I said that England expelled a Russian diplomat, which is something every country can do, and then other EU countries expelled some Russian diplomats in the name of solidarity. That's what THEY said, it's not what i am saying, i am just quoting you the news.
ILoveCoffee and you need to learn to read. I already said I'm not English so I don't know and don't care what they wrote. Sanctions were imposed. They were done together, not only by England. England felt attacked. In a response it imposed sanctions. Just like with the krim. EU follows this opinion. Don't care if they demanded it. It's a fact that they together have sanctions on Russia
I can see why the most of Americans say something like "soccer is gay".
Fake injuries from like Neymar Jr. and Pepe (Portuguese footballer, not the frog, if you are confused), FIFA's corruption, and desperate word corrections from god damn triggered Europeans!
floop tv the one that is stupid is the one saying the same shit over and over again about calling it football. There is already a "football" sport in the US, soccer can't simply be called football too. Then we will have Major League Football (soccer or MLS) and National Football League (NFL). And you are the stupid one since you didn't see my sarcasm.
No, I mean that there are not a lot of fanats of this game in the USA, so it will be half empty stadiums. Time difference with Europ, also would cause a luck of viewers. Why no other countries even pretend to hold a Super Bowl, but US want to hold World Cup? Also it happened after their investigations of FIFA bosses, it looks like a bribe to US.
fujimatosa, so you are saying because the USA does not call it football is the reason that the USA should not hold the worldcup??? Seriously, that is your reasoning? I mean really, how does that even matter what it is called. A big business does not give a damn about anything other than benefiting their company, which clearly would be beneficial to host it in a large stadium with high-potential for profits. You must be very young, I hope you are very young and not too experienced, otherwise you would be a very big idiot!
fujimatosa it’s really a misconception that football isn’t popular in the US. True, it’s not the most popular, and not much attention is given to it, but it’s been on the rise for the past 20, and especially the past 10 years. There are millions of people from all over the world living here that come from “football countries” per se. The NFL (American football) and MLB (baseball) are dying leagues and people are turning more and more to basketball and proper football. By the time the 2026 WC comes around I believe that football will be the 2nd most popular sport behind basketball in the US. That’s a tremendous jump from being 4th or 5th at the turn of the millennium ... the national football team may not be very good internationally but there are many other national teams being rooted for within the US that bring the football culture to the forefront. Just my opinion while living in the US
It's not about who "deserves" it but about who can provide the best opportunity to bring in revenue. Money is the target audience ... If tourists = money, think about which country can bring in the most tourists. Morocco or US/Canada/Mexico? FIFA simply goes where the money will be