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

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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
Published April 16th 2007 by HarperSport (first published May 2nd 2006)
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Jan 16, 2010 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
Aug 07, 2012 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
Jan 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Everyone involved in football should read it. Why this doesn't smash FIFA into pieces I have no idea.
Dennis Fernandes
Oct 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing
FIFA is so corrupt...
The world needs more champions like Andrew Jennings. Well done.
Nov 23, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Great book
Aug 13, 2011 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.
Jan 05, 2013 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.
Apr 19, 2011 rated it liked it
Informative so far
Apr 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book is about scandals and problems in Soccer (or football) and gives you a deep view into the lives of the people involved in them and how they reacted. This can teach you how money can affect large corporations and make them do poor decisions like FIFA. It helps realize how the Soccer community was before and after these.

Andrew Jennings talked about how FIFA was severely damaged by these scandals and what happened to the people. Foul!: The Secret World of Fifa: Bribes, Vote Rigging, and T
Mar 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shocking and probably still on going.
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I found this book exceptional. It is written like a who done it, with a fast pace writing style and it includes a dastardly villian. The plot is also something out of fiction and without the events of the last few years proving the author correct it would be beyond belief.
Simon Kostrava
Jul 20, 2016 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
Feb 04, 2017 rated it liked it
Good Lord. An utterly ridiculous collection of small-minded, petty, venal, grasping men.
Oct 31, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Completa descripción sobre la corrupción en la FIFA
Renato Muller
Jul 02, 2015 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!
Iain Cargill
Jul 19, 2016 rated it did not like it
Fantasist rubbish
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Andrew Jennings is one fantastic man, and must keep this up.
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Andrew Jennings is an internationally respected journalist, writer and film-maker. His seminal book exposing Olympic corruption `The Lords of the Rings' was an international bestseller in 1992. He has written for The Times, Daily Mail, Sunday Times and New Statesman as well as for publications all over Europe. For many years he produced and reported for Granada TV's World in Action

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