Michel Platini, the ex-president of European football has been arrested by corruption investigators over Qatar’s winning bid to host the 2022 World Cup.
Despite Russia’s stained political record, they were awarded the World Cup. And while we should focus on the beautiful game, we should focus on the ugliness that made it happen.
Well, it’s nonsense for breakfast again, as the FIFA glitch invaded our world, Peppa Pig was outed as a revolutionary and the man who threw his shoes at George Bush returned to our attention.
Morning! What happened while you were asleep? Well, we have a number of bombs that the US dropped in 2016, FIFA expanded the World Cup, and the dead horse of political entitlements was flogged anew.
Julie Szego looks into the interesting life of Frank Lowy, a man whose story and accomplishments certainly deserved a follow-up autobiography.
Richard Jackson’s weekly #longreads: the journalist who undid Sepp Blatter, Russia’s distortion of the news and the Clinton’s $2 billion global empire.
Rich Jackson’s weekly #longreads, on this Mothers Day covering Sepp Blatter and FIFA, suburban “preppers” awaiting our doom, holes in the law and a reluctant PB on Mothers Day.
In Part Two of his FIFA 2022 World Cup feature, Isaac Ohlin looks now to the blatant corruption within and surrounding FIFA, with rife vote swapping and illegal exchanges uglying the game for all.
Isaac Ohlin details hazards of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, from scorching heat and health risks, postponements interfering with other sporting events, to corruption and human rights issues.
It’s all about acronyms this week in Michael Burrill’s current affairs wrap, although sadly the one dominating the news, ISIS, is looking extremely bad news for Iraq.
Locals could benefit from international sporting events far more than they do, so the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil has gotten up Polly Chester’s nose…