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FIFA officials arrested on corruption charges

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They'll underbid though since they know they have FIFA by the neck. That's as close to karma as it could get, pretty sad.

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This has got to be one of the best pictures in the history of sports management

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This song sums up this picture real well.

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So Blatter got up and said their is no corruption in football. This after the guy who is supposed to clean things up all things football referred to soccer in America as "an ethnic sport for girls in school". Glad to see FIFA has such learned idiots leading the reform effort.

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So Blatter got up and said their is no corruption in football. This after the guy who is supposed to clean things up all things football referred to soccer in America as "an ethnic sport for girls in school". Glad to see FIFA has such learned idiots leading the reform effort.

It's really too bad too. But the FIFA corruption is so bad (I mean they're making the NCAA look like upstanding citizens), that it's really put the kibosh on what had been my growing love of soccer.

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"Soccer is an ethnic sport for girls in school" is "public transportation is for jerks and lesbians" but in real life.

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Another round of arrests!

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/03/sports/fifa-scandal-arrests-in-switzerland.html?smid=tw-bna&_r=0

ZURICH — Swiss authorities began a new series of pre-dawn arrests Thursday in the broad investigation, led by United States officials, into corruption in international soccer. Sixteen people were expected to be charged by day’s end, law enforcement officials said, nearly doubling the size of an already huge case that has upended FIFA, soccer’s multibillion-dollar governing body.


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The Justice Department confirmed in a news release that Alfredo Hawit of Honduras and Juan Ángel Napout of Paraguay were among those charged. Mr. Hawit is the president of Concacaf, the regional confederation that includes North and Central America and the Caribbean. Mr. Napout is the president of Conmebol, the South American confederation. Both are FIFA vice presidents and members of the organization’s governing executive committee.

As high profile as the hotel arrests were, the charges to be announced Thursday are not concentrated on people in Zurich. Among the people charged as new defendants are Ricardo Teixeira, a former president of the Brazil soccer federation, and Marco Polo del Nero, that federation’s current president, according to several people familiar with the charges.

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Well, for eight years at least.

Eight years to clean out the corruption and create a governing body that wouldn't consider even letting him in a stadium, much less the organization.

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First thing he does after getting it... is blame the Americans. Because, hey... if the USA would gotten the bid instead of Qatar for the 2022 World Cup, this would of never happened... which is a load of bull if you ask me.

This has been going on for far longer then the bids for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.

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The fact that UEFA, Spain and France seem to be up in arms over this makes me happy. Spain religiously stacks the deck for Real and Barca in every aspect then cries that this is a raw deal for Platini. Ironic.

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Holy crap, a major sports organization is corrupt! After watching countless "fake" MLB, NCAA, NFL, NBA, and here lately MLS Cup games (cough cough Clark, fumbles a kick right into the opposing Forward), I'm starting to lose faith in pro sports. Hockey is starting to make me skeptical... I think the key sport to watch anymore just may be lacrosse. No one cares enough about it to make it corrupt... yet!

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You think the actual games are being rigged? Very unlikely. If they were, the Cowboys, Lakers and Yankees would win every year.

FIFA is corrupt, but not to the point where they are throwing games in anyone's favor.

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"Vegas"? Please. You don't need to conjure up crazy fantasies, and in this case it doesn't even make sense.

Vegas makes money on everything. So long as they can manipulate the line to get their customers to put bets where they want them, they don't need to control the results.

The only ones who benefit from a rigged game are the small-time gamblers who put their own money on the outcome. Casinos make much more money with legit games.

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Lol. I'm pretty sure Las Vegas has more pull than you think.

If you're going to make the claim of sports being scripted, you better be willing to show your work.

Now, the only league that's lost the benefit of the doubt of "fair play" to me is the NBA, due to the Tim Donaghy fallout.

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"Vegas"? Please. You don't need to conjure up crazy fantasies, and in this case it doesn't even make sense.

Vegas makes money on everything. So long as they can manipulate the line to get their customers to put bets where they want them, they don't need to control the results.

The only ones who benefit from a rigged game are the small-time gamblers who put their own money on the outcome. Casinos make much more money with legit games.

Sirius XM had an expose on a guy that rigged games in Asia, Europe and Africa. His sponsors went so far as to offer their own refs to South Africa prior to the World Cup and even delivered a team claiming to be a national team squad. The gamblers will get their money, one way or another. Sadly the only confederation that actively polices this is UEFA.

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Lol. I'm pretty sure Las Vegas has more pull than you think.

If you're going to make the claim of sports being scripted, you better be willing to show your work.

Now, the only league that's lost the benefit of the doubt of "fair play" to me is the NBA, due to the Tim Donaghy fallout.

Have you been watching the NFL this year? Officials are caricature-like bad this season. It's as if they're showing the public the League is corrupt.

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