Corruption in World Football

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2. Recent World Cup Scandal Involving Qatar and Russia In this essay I will look at: How is Football Corrupt? How is Corruption is affecting football? How is Corruption being handled? 3. The World Cup Scandal is not the first time we have seen thislevel of corruption Juventus, an Italian premier club, were stripped of two Italian Serie Atitles and dropped to a minor league for two seasons back in 2006 dueto bribery of officials and players. In 2004 in Portugal, 171 people, including two mayors and a leaguespresident, were accused of being involved foul play and fixingchampionship games. 4. All footballing nations are subject to some form ofcorruption Corruption is fueled by the wealth involved in football Fans are excited by large money exchanges for players The people who involve themselves in corruption are thosewho hope to get a share of these transfers Agents Club Officials Organization Officials e.g. FIFASepp Blatter, head of FIFAhttp://www.topnews.in/sports/files/Sepp-Blatter_5.jpg 5. Agents have the power to be tempted from either end, theycan make bribes or receive bribes"Ive encountered it once abroad when I was taking aninternational player to an Italian club and I was offered a suitcasefull of money to make sure the deal went through. I didnt want it. Ihad no interest in it."Lets say I buy a player from eastern Europe. I find out he is valuedat 2million by his club. I say to that club: I can sell him for 5m inEngland? There will be 500,000 in it for you but the other 2.5mmakes its way back into this account.(http://goliath.ecnext.com/coms2/gi_0199-10117412/English-football-most-corrupt-in.html , retrieved 20/10/2011) 6. Are agents corrupt? No, not all? But the majority.(http://goliath.ecnext.com/coms2/gi_0199-10117412/English-football-most-corrupt-in.html , retrieved 20/10/2011) These sources show us the areas of football that corruption is involved in. Temptation is to much for people involved to handlehttp://medias2.cafebabel.com/4846/thumb/355/-/football-in-poland-is-more-corrupt-than-in-italy-poland-football-corruption-scandal-euro-2008.jpg 7. Destroys the reputation of those involved in the sport Players Coaches Officials Clubs Being involved in corruption contains severe consequences Heavy Fines Loss of job Long term suspensions from the sport 8. Corruption destroys the essence of football http://www.freedomfromfearmagazine.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=148:corruption-in- football&catid=47:issue-4&Itemid=183What is the Essence of football? Values and Sportsmanship Fans and Players love for the gameNo singular thing can be labeled as the essence of footballCorruption has a way of effecting everything within in the sport no matter what you define as the essence 9. If corruption continues it will destroy the sport People will no longer want to support their teams becausethey will not want to put their time and energy towardssupporting something that they know to be fake If no action is taken, corruption will find its way into all levelsof football Every football league around the globe will in way way oranother be effected by the repercussions of corruption= 10. Strict consequences apply to those proven to be involved incorruption Special task forces are being put in place to specifically lookat cases of corruption within all avenues of football Main focus is on preventing corruption from happening inthe first place so there is no need for further investigations 11. By stopping corruption before it begins, the battle against itis already half won Sepp Baltter resigned as head of FIFA, small win againstcorruptionhttp://www.ghanabusinessnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/corruption.jpg 12. Recent World Cup scandal has brought corruption toeveryones attention If we do not begin the fight against corruption it will end uprunning the game Fans will no longer support their teams and players andofficials will no longer want to be a part of the sport Fight against corruption has begun with special investigationteams being set up and prevention methods being examinedso we stop corruption before it happens If we can get control of corruption, we can focus on whatreally matter, the game