Does the World Cup trump corruption?

As the teams battle it out in Brazil, what has happened to the stories of corruption surrounding FIFA?

It is surprisingly difficult to find material related to the recent corruption allegations involving FIFA on FIFA’s own website. You would have thought that there would be something about their internal inquiry into the matter of Qatar’s selection. But you would be wrong.

Yet FIFA is going to have to take the issues seriously, as FIFA derives a lot of income from sponsors – and they are now distancing themselves from FIFA.

Interestingly, FIFA are currently advertising for a CSR Programme Manager – however the focus of the job is to be equality and anti-discrimination. Of course these are both crucial issues in the world of football. But so is corruption.

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