The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) is an association governed by Swiss law founded in 1904 and based in Zurich.
Joseph Sepp Blatter – elected FIFA President 8 June 1998, having already served for 23 years across a number of roles in FIFA.
FIFA has 209 member associations and its goal, enshrined in its Statutes, is the constant improvement of football (soccer).
Sepp on the move (below).
Below, a home belonging to Jeffrey Webb, a former vice president of FIFA.
Homes of soccer fans – in Brazil.
Money makes the FIFA-world go round.
Rally the fans.
Many people don’t like they way the organisation operates.
Using tax payers money to control the fans (in Brazil).
FBI investigation into FIFA corruption results in 16 officials held by Swiss authorities.
The arrested officials (below) get the special bed-sheet treatment (to avoid shame).
The world is appalled at the extent of FIFA corruption.
Whistleblower Bonita Mersiades was an FFA executive deployed to the World Cup Australian bid team. She said said Blatter and FIFA heavyweights rarely made key decisions at meetings. “FIFA operates by making major decisions behind closed doors. The World Cup bid process was an example of that,’’ she said.
“Always conscious of dealing, counter-dealing, double-dealing and non-transparent behavior in a multi-billion-dollar sport that belongs to the community.’’
Hundred of millions of fans want a clean game and demand change.
Voting for the next President.
Change? Keeping the status quo: Sepp Blatter gets back in with 133 votes;
Back in the golden throne, Blatter says, “I’m president of all, also of those who didn’t vote for me.”
That’s how the world works.
The people pay for the venue and the food, but only an invited few are at the table for the menu – and the four course meal.