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 – a story of how the men in suits put personal ambition and money before the fans on the terraces.

No individual has managed to penetrate the secret world of FIFA. Until now.

Andrew Jennings, the world's leading sports investigative reporter, has unearthed the stories that FIFA doesn't want told.

He blows the whistle on an international cash-for-contracts scandal and reveals how some football officials have been urged to secretly repay the sweeteners they received.

He asks why FIFA President delayed acting against troubled marketing company ISL, who wrongly withheld £45 million of FIFA's cash.

He exposes the vote-rigging that went on behind closed doors in the fight for control of FIFA .

Jennings has researched in the Americas, Africa, Asia and Europe. He has uncovered damning evidence and persuaded FIFA insiders to talk to him about the questionable business practices they've witnessed.

Foul!'s mix of world-class probing journalism, compelling story-telling and dark humour make this the most important book ever written about the men who control the people’s game.

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‘Award-winning reporter Andrew Jennings has led the way investigating corruption in world football’ Daily Mail

‘a meticulously researched and detailed dossier into the inner workings of the organisation’ Sunday Business Post

‘In Foul!, Jennings has turned his unerring attention to the bun fight that masquerades as the global governance of football’ Independent

'The appalling Sepp Blatter and his cronies' activities are laid bare in a mind-boggling web of deceit. Essential reading for cynical football fans.' Evening Herald Dublin

About the Author:

Andrew Jennings is an internationally respected journalist, writer and film-maker. His books exposing Olympic corruption, The Lords of the Rings and The New Lords of the Rings, were acclaimed international bestsellers in the nineties. 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 and also for BBC radio and television. In 2004 he contributed to the BBC Panorama programme that exposed continuing corruption at the IOC.

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