The Fall of the House of Fifa

The Fall of the House of Fifa

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Synopsis

The Fall of the House of Fifa is the definitive story of Fifa's rise - and the most spectacular fall sport has ever seen.

1904: 'No person should be allowed to arrange matches for personal profit' - Fifa congress

A century later: 'Fifa is a Racketeering Influenced Corrupt Organisation (RICO) enterprise' - A judge in Brooklyn, using a term originally coined for the mafia

For forty years Joao Havelange and then Sepp Blatter presided over a Fifa now plagued with scandal - dawn raids, FBI investigations, allegations of money laundering, industrial-scale bribery, racketeering, tax evasion, vote-buying and theft. Now David Conn, football's most respected investigative journalist, chronicles the extraordinary history and staggering scale of corruption. He paints revealing portraits of the men at the centre of Fifa - the power brokers, the indicted, the legends like Franz Beckenbauer and Michel Platini - and puts the allegations to Blatter himself in an extended interview.

About the Publisher

Yellow Jersey Press

Yellow Jersey Press

Yellow Jersey Press, launched in 1998, is a sports publisher with a literary edge. It is home to titles from some of sport’s greatest heroes, like Frank Bruno, Diego Maradona and Seve Ballesteros, and some of sport’s greatest writers including William Fotheringham, Gary Imlach, Paul Kimmage and H.G. Bissinger. It is the publisher of four winners of the prestigious William Hill Sports Book of the Year award, including the 2011 winner, A Life Too Short, by Ronald Reng.

Book information

ISBN: 9780224100458
Publisher: Random House
Imprint: Yellow Jersey Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 796.334
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 328
Weight: 238g
Height: 128mm
Width: 198mm
Spine width: 39mm