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The Ugly Game: The Qatari Plot to Buy the World Cup

by Heidi Blake and Jonathan Calvert - £9.99  Simon & Schuster Ltd (2016)
paperback    ISBN 13: 9781471149375 | ISBN 10: 1471149374

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 TimesInsight 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...

(Price & availability last checked: February 2016)

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