BearDown Wrote: The Justice Department has filed charges against top FIFA officials, including one of its Vice Presidents, in a wide ranging corruption scandal that threatens to tarnish the governing body of the most popular sport in the world. Attorney General Lynch said that these indictments are only the beginning of their investigation and the pledged to bring the seemingly lawless organization back in line.It is hard to wrap my head around some of these charges. They range from racketeering to money laundering and even accuse one official of accepting more than $10 million in bribes. They also accuse FIFA of engaging in illegal activity surrounding the pics for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups in Russia and Qatar.FIFA has long been accused of acting above the law, but it seems like their days of lawlessness may have run their course, especially if Attorney General Lynch sticks to her threat that this is only the beginning of the investigation.What does everyone else think about today's announcement? Are FIFA's days as being above the law numbered or will this eventually be swept under the rug and business as usual will continue?
Zip Wrote: Is the FIFA cup like the Olympics? Countries spend billions of dollars on upgrades that are used once then they all fall into disarray?When I read that South Africa paid 10 million dollars in bribes, I wonder just how beneficial securing the cup is or is it a curse like the olympics