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Heartbreaking! FIFA Crisis

FIFA found itself in such a mess, and how Sepp Blatter has potentially opened up a huge rupture in the global game.

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Heartbreaking! FIFA Crisis

  1. 1. FIFA Background FIFA (Federation Internationale de Football Association) is the international governing body for football. Joseph S. Blatter was elected FIFA President in 1998 and has remained President since then. Official Headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland. FIFA World Cup started in 1930. It has 209 member associations.
  2. 2. FIFA Mission and Goals Offer fans a unique experience to witness and support football matches all around the world. Catch Phrase: For The Good Of The Game Mission: Develop the game, touch the world, build a better future. Goal: Develop programs to teach the world’s youth the game and life lessons you can learn from the game.
  3. 3. FIFA Initial Crisis Buying Presidential Votes  Joseph S. Blatter was accused of buying votes and attempting to buy votes for the upcoming election of 2011.  Mohamed Bin Hammam of Qatar, the Fifa presidential challenger accused of giving cash bribes to voters.
  4. 4. • Spain-Portugal and England were well in the lead in the fight to host the 2018 World Cup finals. • Corruption and bribery thought to be in play when Russia won the bid. • Bribery expected again when Qatar won 2022 World Cup finals bid. FIFA Bribery Scandal
  5. 5. FIFA's Brand Health Damaged After Allegations • FIFA’s Reputation • Stakeholder- Organization Relationship • Millions of dollars taken from countries that should have transparently won the World Cup finals bid. • Unethical Leadership • Poor Employee- Manager Relationship
  6. 6. ORGANIZATONAL RESPONSE TO FIFA CRISIS • Joseph S. Blatter first denies any wrong doings in the FIFA organization. • Despite concerns and negative exposure, Qatar will host the 2022 World Cup. • An investigation to be headed by FIFA General Secretary Jerome Valcke to investigate stakeholders.
  7. 7. Stakeholder’s Response To FIFA Crisis • Government- Swiss government conduct intense investigations into the allegations. They suspend and fine multiple FIFA officials. • Chairman Frank Lowy has spent a large amount of his own private fortune on investigators to find some wrongdoing with the way in which FIFA handled the 2022 World Cup bidding process.
  8. 8. Andrew Jennings Role In FIFA Crisis Andrew Jennings is a Scottish investigative reporter. He is best known for his work investigating and writing about corruption in the IOC and FIFA. The Journalist began exposing FIFA corruption nearly ten years ago. BBC’s flagship programme, Panorama has run several FIFA exposes with Jennings.
  9. 9. Media’s Response To FIFA Crisis • BBC aired two documentaries exposing the latest news on the scandal. • The Sunday Times and The New York Times published widely read and very critical articles. • The Guardian ran a blog posted online entitled “FIFA in Crisis Live Blog”.
  10. 10. FIFA Officials Interpol Red Notices
  11. 11. RECOMMENDATIONS • Re-write the FIFA Code of Ethics and Conduct. • Create a group whose sole job description is to monitor governance. • Blatter must take an immediate human rights interest in the conditions of migrant workers in Qatar.

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FIFA found itself in such a mess, and how Sepp Blatter has potentially opened up a huge rupture in the global game.


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