The Fiasco of FIFA

1 Pages Posted: 19 Nov 2014

Date Written: August 24, 2014


In the aftermath of the 2014 World Cup, it is time to focus on the disgraceful behaviour and antics of its organising body, FIFA. FIFA rode roughshod over Brazil's sovereignty, and is now in the spotlight over corruption allegations with regard to its awarding of future World Cups to Russia and, bizarrely, Qatar. FIFA also seems to be turning a blind eye to human rights abuses in Qatar, in stark contrast with its overbearing concern for the needs of its sponsors. It is time for FIFA's political, economic and social power to be balanced by real accountability and responsibility, though its

Keywords: FIFA, soccer, football, World Cup, Qatar, Russia, sovereignty, labour rights, labor rights

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Joseph, Sarah, The Fiasco of FIFA (August 24, 2014). Available at SSRN:

Sarah Joseph (Contact Author)

Griffith University ( email )

170 Kessels Road
Nathan, Queensland QLD 4111

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