Who or what is FIFA and why does the FIFA scandal concern me? First, let’s look into FIFA. FIFA (La Fédération Internationale de Football Association) is the international governing body of football (better known as soccer here in the US). FIFA is responsible for the organization of football 's major international tournaments, most notably the Men’s and Women’s World Cup. FIFA was founded on May 21, 1904 in Paris by delegates from Belgium, Denmark, France, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. The founders created the first FIFA statutes, unifying the laws of the game to make it fair and clear to all players setting the foundation for all future football development. Headquartered in Zurich, its membership now comprises 211 national…
direction, power, regulation, and control. These are all things that FIFA seemed to have in place, yet here we are with a great deal of corruption and football fans calling for reform. As the co-President of FIFA, I will help restructure an organization that will be free from corruption and that will restore the global soccer community’s faith in FIFA.
The vision statement I would put in place as co-President is: “Changing the game. Changing the world.” While this vision statement is similar to…
THE 2015 FIFA SCANDAL ON CORRUPTION
Robert Morris University
June 29, 2015
The 2015 FIFA SCANDAL
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In mid-2015, the billion dollar nonprofit football association (FIFA) found itself in the midst of an FBI led investigation into corruption. At the of May 2015, fourteen people were…
The football's governing body has reportedly decided to suspend a number of its high-ranking officials, most notably its out-going president Sepp Blatter and the president of UEFA Michel Platini, as the fight to clear football of corruption continues.
It was first understood that the FIFA Ethics Committee would suspend only Sepp Blatter, but it now appears clear that the sanctions would also be used against Michel Platini as well as Jerome Valcke, the Secretary General of FIFA.
All of them…
To What Extent Is FIFA Destroying The World Of Football?
Football is one of the world’s most popular and most played sport in the world. The contemporary history of this beautiful game dates all the way back to 1863 when the Football Association (FA) was formed in England. Football had already been introduced and played many years prior to the FA’s founding in 1863; however, October 26, 1863 was the date that eleven London football club and school representatives came together at a tavern with…
The FIFA World Cup hosted in Russia for 2018 is upcoming. FIFA struggles to find sponsors for the world’s most popular sport, soccer. The organization has been mired in controversy throughout the past several years, possibly deterring brands from wanting to sponsor them.
However, this year seems to be an outlier. Compared to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil the organization had less sponsorship deals, which is troubling. FIFA maintained it usual sponsors such as Coca-Cola, Hyundai-Kia Motors, Visa…
For my blog project, I have been focusing on the FIFA corruption scandal that started in 2010 during the World Cup in Africa. When I was researching blogs, many blogs were viewable however, most of the ones I clicked on were only the main post, they had never received any responses. I luckily found three blogs after a while of searching. The only downside is that the comments and posts on these blogs were not current for 2016. Many of the comments were posted roughly around the exact same time,…
Is FIFA Corrupt?
' 'We have fought colonialism and defeated it and we still fight imperialism and we will fight it whenever it manifests itself. ' ' (Fikile Mbalula) FIFA has been found to be accepting bribes and kickbacks from countries to host the World Cup. It is a great honor to host the World Cup, and FIFA’s actions should not be tolerated. Others, such as Qatar and Russia are content with this because they have already been granted to host the 2018 and 2022 World Cups. The effects of…
The topic I chose to write about is how FIFA is abusing people in order to build their stadium for the upcoming 2022 World Cup in Qatar. In 2015 allegations were brought against the organization FIFA(which stands for Federation, International, Football, Association), which stated that they are forcing migrant workers to stay in cramped conditions, pay large fees, being lied about how much they will earn, not being paid, and getting their passports confiscated. These allegations came from…
The 2010 Fifa world cup as a nation builder
The most watched sport biggest event. The Fifa world cup played a definitive role in the nation building of South Africa this small event inspired people and built the nation’s economy and infrastructure. Nation building through sport has its origins from the ancient Greeks through the Olympics. But nowadays the Fifa world cup is the biggest contributor to building a nation through unity and a love for the beautiful game.
The word cup inspired the…