Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Foul!: The Secret World of FIFA: Bribes, Vote Rigging and Ticket Scandals” as Want to Read:
Foul!: The Secret World of FIFA: Bribes, Vote Rigging and Ticket Scandals
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Foul!: The Secret World of FIFA: Bribes, Vote Rigging and Ticket Scandals

3.88  ·  Rating Details ·  210 Ratings  ·  14 Reviews
Andrew Jennings, an award-winning investigative sports reporter, spent four years delving into the dark side of 'the beautiful game'. The result is this explosive and damning exposé of the officials that run football's world governing body, FIFA .


No individual has managed to penetrate the sanctified domain of FIFA and probed successfully into its often criticized yet unpro
...more
Paperback
Published April 16th 2007 by HarperSport (first published May 2nd 2006)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Ipswichblade
Dec 28, 2013 Ipswichblade rated it liked it
I can only give this book 3 stars but its not the books fault!! This was published in 2007 and I should have read it then rather than now. Anyone in the football world now knows Blatter is a crook, Jack warner is a crook and the whole of FIFA is broken. So wish I had read it earlier but still a decent read
Mark
Dec 28, 2013 Mark rated it really liked it
Exposing the sordid world of life inside football's governing body, this book is enough to provoke rage in anyone who first became enchanted by football as a sport, not as a jolly and a means of stuffing pockets with wads of cash.
Tim Evans
Dec 28, 2013 Tim Evans rated it it was amazing
Everyone involved in football should read it. Why this doesn't smash FIFA into pieces I have no idea.
Bill
Dec 28, 2013 Bill rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sport
Interesting investigation, somewhat depressing if you're a footie fan. So many scum leading the Football world. But very interesting.
Brad
Dec 28, 2013 Brad rated it really liked it
As a football fan, this book made me both angry and sad. If you like the 'beautiful' game, this book is unfortunately necessary reading.
Mase
Dec 28, 2013 Mase rated it liked it
Informative so far
Dennis Fernandes
Dec 28, 2013 Dennis Fernandes rated it it was amazing
FIFA is so corrupt...
The world needs more champions like Andrew Jennings. Well done.
Diana
Dec 28, 2013 Diana rated it it was amazing
Great book
Simon Kostrava
Jul 20, 2016 Simon Kostrava rated it it was ok
One important notice. If you love football and enjoy the beauty of game on pitch, do not read this book. You will be sad and you will understand that external beauty is balanced by shadow backstage.
If you are disgusted from events in your country football association, if you can not say anything good about your country football administration, then this book exactly for you. Unclean and behind the scenes practices are common for most of the football association, with Fifa at the forefront.
In mor
...more
Renato Muller
Jul 03, 2015 Renato Muller rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
After reading it, you'll never see soccer the same way. Around the soccer fields lies a web of corruption, big money and dirty disgusting businesses. Powerful work of Andrew Jennings!
Nicklas Tält
Nicklas Tält rated it liked it
Apr 16, 2016
Andrey
Andrey rated it liked it
Feb 26, 2016
Dylan
Dylan rated it really liked it
Jun 08, 2013
Ricardo
Ricardo rated it it was amazing
Aug 30, 2015
Mauricio Hernández
Mauricio Hernández rated it it was amazing
Oct 21, 2015
The Reader's Bookshop
The Reader's Bookshop rated it really liked it
Jul 27, 2009
Mike Bell
Mike Bell rated it really liked it
Oct 17, 2015
Joe Black
Joe Black rated it really liked it
Nov 20, 2015
Owen
Owen rated it really liked it
Jun 21, 2015
J1m1
J1m1 rated it really liked it
Jan 14, 2014
Ai-lin Kee
Ai-lin Kee rated it liked it
Jun 16, 2008
Steph
Steph rated it liked it
May 19, 2014
Chris Gould
Apr 04, 2012 Chris Gould rated it really liked it
Typical Daily Mail jugular style but great to see Jennings taking the fight to FIFA
Riyad
Riyad rated it it was amazing
May 28, 2015
Willian
Willian rated it really liked it
Sep 02, 2014
Felipejb
Felipejb rated it really liked it
Feb 19, 2015
Eddie
Eddie rated it really liked it
Feb 01, 2014
Andrew Hague
Andrew Hague rated it really liked it
May 20, 2014
M
M rated it really liked it
Dec 30, 2014
Andy Morris
Andy Morris rated it really liked it
Jan 12, 2014
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
  • The Italian Job: A Journey to the Heart of Two Great Footballing Cultures
  • Barca: A People's Passion
  • Ajax, the Dutch, the War: Football in Europe During the Second World War
  • The Outsider: A History of the Goalkeeper
  • Calcio: A History of Italian Football
  • Futebol Nation: The Story of Brazil through Soccer
  • Brilliant Orange: The Neurotic Genius of Football
  • The Boys from Little Mexico: A Season Chasing the American Dream
  • Futebol: The Brazilian Way of Life
  • The World is a Ball: The Joy, Madness and Meaning of Soccer
  • Farewell But Not Goodbye
  • The Fix: Soccer and Organized Crime
  • Morbo: The story of spanish football
  • Beautiful Game Theory: How Soccer Can Help Economics
  • Africa United: Soccer, Passion, Politics, and the First World Cup in Africa
  • Richer Than God: Manchester City, Modern Football and Growing Up
  • The Nowhere Men
  • Ajax, Barcelona, Cruyff

Share This Book