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Saturday, October 22, 2016

Is this the end of FIFA?

Probably not. The game is too popular and has too much money in reserves.

Besides, this isn’t really FIFA’s fault — as FIFA’s president Sepp Blatter said, he “cannot monitor everyone all of the time.” But he did promise to address these issues when he said, “It has to stop here and now.”

In total, 14 FIFA officials and sports marketing executives have been arrested and face extradition to the U.S. to stand trial. Meanwhile, Blatter is up for re-election Friday and is still the odds-on favorite to win.

Here are five reminders that we already knew FIFA, the largest sports organization governing the world’s most popular sport, was corrupt.

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  • annienoel

    You would have thought that a former little league coach with no job was living like a multimillionaire would have given every one a clue.