Monday January 27, 2020

FAI money shows up Fifa's true workings

Fifa under the leadership of Sepp Blatter was a vast underground conduit for corruption and self-enrichment by individuals who helped kick football into a moral morass

7th June, 2015
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Sepp Blatter during a press conference at Fifa’s heaquarters in Zurich, Switzerland Picture: EPA

Next to the conference room in Fifa’s eight-year-old Zurich headquarters sits what’s often described plainly as a quiet space. In reality it’s the height of opulence, a vast and towering room of carved stone that glows green and looks like the set of a big-budget sci-fi movie.

Standing in its centre, Sepp Blatter once described it as “a corner where silence should prevail; a place for meditation when I...

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