#370 | FIFA: The Most Corrupt Name in Sport

English Learning for Curious Minds

May 25 2023 • 22 mins


It's the official body responsible for regulating the world's most popular sport, but it is regularly accused of corruption.

In this episode, we'll look at why this is, some of the biggest scandals in FIFA history, and see what the organisation is doing to clean itself up.

  • Sepp Blatter & North Korea
  • The early history of football
  • The founding of FIFA
  • Culture of corruption
  • FIFA scandals
  • How does FIFA choose what country hosts a World Cup?
  • Accepting bribes to give South Africa the World Cup
  • The 2010 decision to award the World Cup to Russia and Qatar
  • The man at the top: Sepp Blatter

Full interactive transcript, subtitles and key vocabulary available on the website: https://www.leonardoenglish.com/podcasts/fifa-corruption


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