• The Fall of the House of FIFA

  • The Multimillion-Dollar Corruption at the Heart of Global Soccer
  • By: David Conn
  • Narrated by: Matthew Waterson
  • Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (77 ratings)

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The Fall of the House of FIFA

By: David Conn
Narrated by: Matthew Waterson
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In 2015, FIFA - the multibillion dollar governing body of the world's most-loved sport - was brought down by allegations of industrial-scale bribes, kickbacks, money laundering, racketeering, and tax evasion. Beginning with early morning raids in Zurich and the indictment of 27 executives by the US Department of Justice, the rottenness at the core of FIFA seemed to extend throughout all of soccer, from the decision to send the 2018 and 2022 World Cups to Russia and Qatar to lesser known cases of embezzlement from Trinidad to South Africa.

David Conn writes the definitive account of FIFA's rise and fall, covering in great detail the corruption allegations and the series of scandals that continued to shake the public's trust in the organization. The Fall of the House of FIFA situates FIFA's unraveling amidst revealing human portraits of soccer legends such as Michel Platini and Franz Beckenbauer and features an exclusive interview with former president Sepp Blatter. Even as he chronicles the biggest sport scandal of all time, Conn infuses the audiobook with a passionate love of the game, delivering an irresistible listen.

©2017 David Conn (P)2017 Hachette Audio

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quite good

works through a lot of complicated material easily, reader is solid and even voiced. highly recommend but it is all a bit discouraging in the end if you love soccer

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Incredibly detailed and extensive look into FIFA.

I will never look at FIFA the same way again. Must read for any true fan of international football, or anyone who calls themselves a football aficionado and cultural citizen.

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Good story, substantial details, knowledgeable author

As the title suggests, the storyline is good. Overall there is a clear demonstration that the author conducted a significant amount of work to prepare and tell this story to the world. For a passive football fan, the ins and outs of all the characters was a bit much. But I cannot allow this tot ale away from the commitment of time and resources by the author.