With the exception of the United States, the most popular sport on the planet, far and away is football (soccer). People take it very seriously. And as usual, there is money in it. Big money. The World Cup is played every four years and is broadcast across the globe to billions of rabid fans. Turns out FIFA operates on the same principles as the American political system. If you wanna play,you gotta pay. There are a small number of officials on the FIFA board who determine which country will host the games. The US Justice Department has handed down a 45-count indictment and so far 14 individuals have been indicted.
FIFA indictment: Seedy inner workings and how one bribe led to the next
On May 15, 2004, FIFA’s executive committee held a vote to select the host nation for the 2010 World Cup. In the running were South Africa, Egypt and Morocco.
Among those in the room that day were Jack Warner and Chuck Blazer, each of whom had a vote.
Several months earlier, Warner, former president of CONCACAF, and Blazer, the former CONCACAF general secretary, travelled to Morocco and met with a member of the country’s bid committee. During the meeting, the Moroccan official offered Warner $1 million in exchange for his vote.
Chuck Blazer plead guilty to racketeering, wire fraud, money laundering and other charges. (AP)
Little did the Moroccan official know his bribe wasn’t even close; South African officials were prepared to do 10 times better, offering Warner $10 million.
South Africa eventually won the bid, getting votes from Warner, Blazer and one other associate who were in on the fix.
Loretta Lynch-Whitey Goes After FIFA
Many of the individuals and organizations we will describe today were entrusted with keeping soccer open and accessible to all. They were expected to uphold the rules that keep soccer honest and to protect the integrity of the game. Instead they corrupted the business of worldwide soccer to serve their interests and to enrich themselves.
AH!BUT SEE IF YOU CAN GUESS WHO LYNCH-WHITEY IS NOT GOING AFTER:
Corrupt FIFA Has Clinton Foundation Ties; World Cup Host Qatar Gave Millions
ISN’T IT IRONIC THAT WHEN THERE’S A SHADY DOLLAR TO BE HAD,THE KLINTOONS ARE RIGHT THERE.
The Clinton global charity has received between $50,000 and $100,000 from soccer’s governing body and has partnered with the Fédération Internationale de Football Association on several occasions, according to donor listings on the foundation’s website.
Involvement with the embattled body extends beyond the foundation to Bill Clinton himself. The former president was an honorary chairman of the bid committee put together to promote the United States as a possible host nation for the 2018 or 2022 World Cup.
When the U.S. lost the 2022 bid to Qatar, Clinton was rumored to be so upset he shattered a mirror.
But apparently Qatar tried to make it up to him.
The Qatar 2022 Supreme Committee, partnering with the State of Qatar, “committed to utilizing its research and development for sustainable infrastructure at the 2022 FIFA World Cup to improve food security in Qatar, the Middle East, and other arid and water-stressed regions
throughout the world,” according to the Clinton Foundation website.
The cost of the two-year project is not listed on the Clinton Foundation website, but the Qatar 2022 committee gave the foundation between $250,000 and $500,000 in 2014 and the State of Qatar gave between $1 million and $5 million in previous, unspecified years.
Clinton Foundation took at least $1,250,000 from Qatar and World Cup committee embroiled in soccer bribery scandal – and up to $100,000 from FIFA itself
‘Qatar 2022 Supreme Committee’ is the entity responsible for organizing the Gulf state’s 2022 World Cup bid and the resulting preparations
FIFA itself is also listed as a donor to the foundation, giving up to $100,000
Clinton Foundation website discloses donations from the committee of between $250,001 and $500,000, including a donation in 2014
Qatar itself has donated between $1 million and $5 million to the foundation, and did it before 2014
The tiny Middle Eastern country won the rights to host the 2022 global soccer tournament in December 2010
Clinton Foundation later said Qatar worked toward ‘utilizing its research and development for sustainable infrastructure at the 2022 FIFA World Cup’
WHAT A TRAGEDY THAT THESE TWO CORRUPT PARASITES WILL SOON HAVE THEIR HANDS ON CONTROL OF THE COUNTRY ONCE AGAIN.
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