Reason for reading Lent to me by my good friend Mr Furey on the basis that Tim, you must read this book Seeing the title of the tome he was waving at me and who it was by, I knew he was right It s the book every football lover has to read.About the book Exposing the corruption in world sports, particularly the International Olympic Committee and the higher echelons of FIFA, has been a life s work for Andrew Jennings The BBC Panorama reporter may have had a past life as a war correspondent, but he will forever be known for his role as the main journalist probing into the seedy world of dodgy dealings in Switzerland and the mafiosi links of the hierarchy in Brazil Here you will find out how the likes of Jo o Havelange, FIFA president from 1974 to 1998 and his son in law Ricardo Teixeira stripped tens of millions of pounds from the FIFA coffers You will read about their links to the Brazilian military junta You will discover how Sepp Blatter, Havelange s number two as general secretary and then his successor as president, played the ultimate juggling act to grease the palms of those he needed to keep him in power and with access to the endless money pot that is Wo Ontluisterend verhaal Niet goed geschreven, qua stijl lastig te volgen als je geen insider bent het boek veronderstelt toch vrij veel voorkennis. Jennings n est pas le meilleur crivain qui soit mais la qualit de son travail et l ampleur de la corruption qu il d taille rendent ce livre important pour ceux qui aiment le foot mais d plorent qu il soit dans les mains d une mafia. I found this book quite entertaining, although the Author has a very one sided point of view on the topic, maybe due to his journalist background This ruins the criticality of the book but nonetheless some good inside information on the topic that keeps you thinking. Incredible How does one counter embedded corruption, aka organised crime Reading Andrew Jenning s account of his crusade against thievery at FIFA and it s constituents, the only conclusion one can reach is with great difficulty, many setbacks, few victories, and even the latter diminished by the gnawing doubts that the replacements Interesting book with lot of insights into the world of professional scumbags without a snippet of consciousness. Fascinating story told in a really dull way. An eye opening book that unravels mysteries and stories that were not highlighted enough in the media because of FIFA s influence around the globe A must read for every football fan and every anti corruption enthusiast Any news regarding F In The Dirty Game, Investigative Reporter And BBC Panorama Presenter Andrew Jennings, Who Has Been Heralded Around The World For His Decade Long Pursuit Of This Story, Uncovers The Eye Watering Level Of Fraud And Criminal Activity At The Heart Of FIFA, Which Has Been Described As The Biggest Sporting Scandal Of The Century From Blatter To Blazer, From Bribery To Embezzlement, Jennings Reveals The Key Protagonists, Crimes And Evidence He Handed To The FBI Which Led To The Arrests Of FIFA Executive And The Resignation Of Sepp Blatter Written In A Gripping Narrative, And Based On Years Of Research And Never Before Seen Documents, This Is The Definitive Portrait Of The Downfall Of FIFA, And The Men Who Stole Football.