The Federation Internationale de Football Association (or FIFA, as it is more commonly known) is no stranger to controversy. It has been accused of corruption and scandals for decades, and even became the subject of Andrew Jennings’ book ‘Foul! The Secret World of FIFE: Bribes, Vote-Rigging, and Ticket Scandals’. As recently as 2015, upper levels of the organization were purged in a corruption case that saw the indictment and arrest of 16 FIFA officials in the United States, alone.
You’d think that the organization would learn from their mistakes, but that doesn’t appear to be the case when you look at FIFA’s slate over the next few years. Both the 2018 and 2022 World Cup, which is the most important event in the world of international football, look to be full of scandal and controversy. Here are some of the controversies attached to the upcoming World Cups…. More