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Look out, FIFA EXCO.  Mulder and Scully want your X-Files.

FBI Most Wanted: FIFA Corruption

The shameless disregard for the sport and abuse of powers by those responsible for “governing” the game were only going to go unnoticed for so long.

To be clear, match-fixing is not the fault of any lusty ladies.

Why Match-Fixing Is Just Like A Lap Dance

“It is very easy to get a professional athlete to come ‘on side’,” said the son of a former hitman. “We would spend a lot of time trying to get these guys to do this. We would deliberately target them. Heck, a lot of the time they would come to us.”

France Football's "Le QatarGate" cover. Alors, etc.

If Qatar 2022 Goes Down In Flames, So Too Do Football’s Prominent & Powerful

One thing is for sure. If the Qatar bid does go down (or up in flames) then a lot of very prominent and powerful people in football will go down with it. Not that that is necessarily a bad thing.

The next  thing you know, it will be al-Masry v al-Ahly all over again.

“You Suck, Asshole!”: An American Dilemma

News from America where there’s consternation about fans at Major League Soccer games chanting “You suck, Asshole!” at opposition goalkeepers as they take a goal kick. Oh, the humanity. But, apparently this is a serious issue. My alma mater (one of them), the British magazine When Saturday Comes, highlights that: “The league has been attempting […]