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FIFA FanFest in Cuiabá, Mato Grosso, Brasil.

FIFA FanFest in Cuiabá, Mato Grosso, Brasil.

For decades, soccer’s massive governing body has been racked by corruption scandals. Last week, the U.S. Justice Department took action, delivering a massive indictment of a number of top FIFA officials on charges of fraud, bribery and money laundering. The move places the DOJ at the center of the fight to root corruption out of soccer worldwide. We explore the role of money and influence at FIFA and what soccer fans can expect for the future of ethics in the sport.


  • Matt Apuzzo Reporter, New York Times
  • Dave Zirin Sports Editor, The Nation; Author, “Brazil's Dance with the Devil: The World Cup, The Olympics, and the Fight for Democracy” (New Press, 2013)

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