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The Ugly Game - The Qatari Plot to Buy the World Cup (Paperback) Loot Price: R196
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The Ugly Game - The Qatari Plot to Buy the World Cup (Paperback): Heidi Blake, Jonathan Calvert

The Ugly Game - The Qatari Plot to Buy the World Cup (Paperback)

Heidi Blake, Jonathan Calvert

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THE STORY THAT BROUGHT DOWN FIFA'S SEPP BLATTER. 'With every page of this book, we see just why FIFA desperately needs a complete overhaul' - Sun When FIFA awarded the tiny desert state of Qatar the rights to host the 2022 World Cup, the news was greeted with disbelief and allegations of corruption. How had a country with almost no football infrastructure or tradition, a high terror risk and searing summer temperatures of 50C beaten more established countries with stronger bids? The story behind the Qatari success soon developed into one of the greatest sporting scandals of our time. And when the Sunday Times Insight team received a cache of hundreds of millions of documents from a whistleblower, the contents of the FIFA Files became a global sensation, unearthing the corruption that lay at the heart of the bidding process. Now in this remarkable new book by the Sunday Times journalists at the centre of the investigation, Heidi Blake and Jonathan Calvert, comes the most comprehensive account yet of what happened and who was involved. Above all, it explains why, despite all the evidence, FIFA continues to support Qatar - even to the extent of publishing an edited and abbreviated report into the process that was immediately denounced by its original author. Longlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year, The Ugly Game is undoubtedly the biggest sporting story of our times. 'Never before has bribe-giving been documented in such graphic detail' - Independent

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Imprint: Simon & Schuster
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: February 2016
Authors: Heidi Blake • Jonathan Calvert
Dimensions: 198 x 130 x 34mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 496
ISBN-13: 978-1-4711-4937-5
Categories: Books > Sport & Leisure > Sports & outdoor recreation
Books > Sport & Leisure > Sports & outdoor recreation > Sporting events, tours & organisations
Books > Sport & Leisure > Sports & outdoor recreation > Ball games
Books > Sport & Leisure > Sports & outdoor recreation > Sporting events, tours & organisations > Sports governing bodies
Books > Sport & Leisure > Sports & outdoor recreation > Ball games > Football (Soccer, Association football)
Books > Sport & Leisure > Sports & outdoor recreation > Ball games > Football (Soccer, Association football) > World Cup
LSN: 1-4711-4937-4
Barcode: 9781471149375

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