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Description - The Fall of the House of Fifa by David Conn

The definitive story of Fifa - from its humble beginnings as the amateur organiser of international football, to the behemoth mired in corruption, written by one of the greatest investigative writers in football.

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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780224100458
ISBN-10: 0224100459
Format: Paperback / softback
(198mm x 129mm x 21mm)
Pages: 336
Imprint: Yellow Jersey Press
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 7-Jun-2018
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - David Conn

David Conn is the author of The Beautiful Game? and multi-award-winning journalist for the Guardian. He has been awarded UK sports news reporter of the year three times, and sports journalist of the year in the British Journalism Awards. David has many years of unique experience carrying out original investigations into football and its modern relationship with money, and has been a key part of the Guardian's coverage of the Fifa crisis.

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