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Lords of Soccer
Lords of Soccer

Soccer is the most popular sport in the world. It boasts some 250 million players in 200 nations. It's the sport of... more

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How did this small, Middle Eastern autocracy, with no international soccer pedigree or modern stadium infrastructure, land the ultimate international... more

01 Sep 2022 · 44 minutes
Equal Footing

Today’s episode is all about hope. The stunning success of the U.S. Women’s National Soccer team offered FIFA a roadmap... more

25 Aug 2022 · 55 minutes
White Elephants

FIFA’s appalling behavior in Chile and Argentina is ancient history…right? You’d think world soccer’s governing body would have learned its... more

18 Aug 2022 · 37 minutes
The World Cup of Shame, Part 2

After spending millions of dollars they didn’t have to build World Cup infrastructure, and disappearing anyone opposed to their lavish... more

11 Aug 2022 · 38 minutes
The World Cup of Shame, Part 1

In 1978, FIFA faced a simple choice: Play the World Cup in a nation ruled by a brutal military dictatorship,... more

04 Aug 2022 · 25 minutes
See No Evil

In this episode, you’ll hear how the Lords of Soccer abused their positions to prop up and promote a violent... more

28 Jul 2022 · 28 minutes
The Era of Gold

The slow march toward corruption continues… When Brazilian businessman João Havelange took control of FIFA in 1974 it was still... more

21 Jul 2022 · 39 minutes
The Colonialist

An organization like FIFA does not become corrupt overnight. So how did it happen? Well, long before FIFA became stuff... more

14 Jul 2022 · 34 minutes
The Fall of Sepp

The most powerful man in world sports. The king of international soccer. FIFA President Sepp Blatter commanded the attention of... more

07 Jul 2022 · 48 minutes
The Indictments

In December 2010, FIFA President Sepp Blatter, surrounded by celebrities and politicians from around the globe, announced that Russia and... more

30 Jun 2022 · 37 minutes
Lords of Soccer
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Lords of Soccer