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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 full story behind the FIFA's headline-grabbing corruption scandal, soon to be a major film.

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ISBN 9781788160629
Barcode 9781788160629
Published 11 July 2018 by Profile Books Ltd
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Language English (translated from: English)
Author(s) By Bensinger, Ken
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ISBN-13 9781788160629
ISBN-10 1788160622
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 7-15 working days
Publisher Profile Books Ltd
Imprint Profile Books Ltd
Publication Date 11 July 2018
International Publication Date 14 June 2018
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Language English
Translated from English
Author(s) By Bensinger, Ken
Category True Crime
Social Law
Football (Soccer, Association Football)
Number of Pages 368
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 234mm
Spine: 26mm
Weight 498g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
Library of Congress Soccer - Corrupt practices
NBS Text Ball Games: Field & Outdoor
ONIX Text General/trade;College/higher education;Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 796.334
Catalogue Code 923913

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. Red Card will be a major film, produced by Pearl Street Films, the production company owned by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck.

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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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