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Foul!: The Secret World of Fifa
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Andrew Jennings, an award-winning investigative sports reporter, spent four years delving into the dark side of 'the beautiful game'. The result is this explosive and damning expose of the officials that run football's world governing body, FIFA . No individual has managed to penetrate the sanctified domain of FIFA and probed successfully into its often criticized yet unproven corruption of the world game. Until now. Author Andrew Jennings argues how FIFA President Sepp Blatter and his associates have misappropriated their position at the head of the world game in their desire for power, control, and a lucrative pay-off. How did these bizarre characters manage to take such control? Foul! is the explosive story. Jennings has undertaken unprecedented research in Asia, Africa, Europe and the Americas, interviewing hundreds of officials and amassing an extraordinary library of damning documents. He tells how Blatter and his cronies built an invincible electoral machine to keep him in power forever. He revisits the 1970s and the privatization of international sport and its revenues by a close-knit group of officials and marketing agents working for their own self-interest.
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/ Lead title Andrew Jennings, an award-winning investigative sports reporter, spent four years delving into the dark side of 'the beautiful game'. The result is this explosive and damning expose of the officials that run football's world governing body, FIFA , now fully updated with the political fallout from World Cup 2006. / Fully updated paperback edition with stories of the power struggles within FIFA and the ticket scandals surrounding the 2006 World Cup. / Author is the doyen of investigative sports journalists and has an unparalleled track record in uncovering the truth. His acclaimed book on Olympic corruption, The Lords of the Rings, sold over 100,000 copies in paperback and was translated into 13 languages. / FIFA President Sepp Blatter tried unsuccessfully to ban this book and continues to try to discredit the author's investigative research. / Publicity coverage will be extensive due to the controversial subject matter of the content. Hardback edition was the subject of a major serialization in the Daily Mail and a 2006 BBC Panorama programme.

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Andrew Jennings is an internationally respected journalist, writer and film-maker. His seminal book exposing Olympic corruption `The Lords of the Rings' was an international bestseller in 1992. He has written for The Times, Daily Mail, Sunday Times and New Statesman as well as for publications all over Europe. For many years he produced and reported for Granada TV's World in Action and also for BBC radio and television.

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'Award-winning reporter Andrew Jennings has led the way investigating corruption in world football' Daily Mail 'A meticulously researched and detailed dossier into the inner workings of FIFA' Sunday Business Post 'In Foul!, Jennings has turned his unerring attention to the bun fight that masquerades as the global governance of football' Independent

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