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Red Card: FIFA and the Fall of the Most Powerful Men in Sports

Red Card: FIFA and the Fall of the Most Powerful Men in Sports

The story of FIFA's fall from grace has it all: power, betrayal, revenge, sports stars, hustlers, corruption, sex and phenomenal quantities of money, all set against exotic locales stretching from Caribbean beaches to the formal staterooms of the Kremlin and the sun-blasted stree... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781781256718
Barcode 9781781256718
Published 14 June 2018 by Profile Books Ltd
Format Hardback, Main
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Language English (translated from: English)
Author(s) By Bensinger, Ken
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ISBN-13 9781781256718
ISBN-10 1781256713
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Profile Books Ltd
Imprint Profile Books Ltd
Publication Date 14 June 2018
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback, Main
Edition Main
Language English
Translated from English
Author(s) By Bensinger, Ken
Category True Crime
Social Law
Football (Soccer, Association Football)
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
NBS Text Ball Games: Field & Outdoor
ONIX Text General/trade;College/higher education;Professional and scholarly
Number of Pages 368
Dimensions Width: 162mm
Height: 240mm
Spine: 34mm
Weight 644g
Dewey Code 796.334
Catalogue Code 914009

Description of this Book

The story of FIFA's fall from grace has it all: power, betrayal, revenge, sports stars, hustlers, corruption, sex and phenomenal quantities of money, all set against exotic locales stretching from Caribbean beaches to the formal staterooms of the Kremlin and the sun-blasted streets of Doha, Qatar. In Red Card, investigative journalist Ken Bensinger takes a journey to FIFA's dark heart. He introduces the flamboyant villains of the piece - the FIFA kingpins who flaunted their wealth in private jets and New York's grandest skyscrapers - and the dogged team of American FBI and IRS agents, headed by Attorney General Loretta Lynch, who finally brought them to book. Providing fresh insights on a scandal which has gripped the world, he shows how greed and arrogance brought down the most powerful institution in sporting history. A wild, gritty, gripping, and at times blackly comic story, Red Card combines world-class journalism with the pace of a thriller. Houses of Deceit will be a major film, produced by Pearl Street Films, the production company owned by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review A gripping white-collar crime thriller that, in its scope and human drama, ranks with some of the best investigative business books of the past 30 years. * Wall Street Journal * Red Card is the meeting of American investigative reporting and real-life cop show. -- Simon Kuper * FT *
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Ken Bensinger is a Pulitzer Prize finalist and an award-winning investigative reporter for Buzzfeed News. He is based in Los Angeles. Find him on Twitter @kenbensinger

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