The world football organization has found itself embroiled in a controversy. The sport, which has known such famous members as David Beckham, is entrenched in turmoil over recent claims that there has been wrongdoing on the parts of two high ranking officials within the FIFA organization. Investigations into the allegations were to take General hashtag linkage to COVID-19 Pandemic place prior to last week’s voting panel decisions, but bureaucracy kept that from occurring in a timely fashion.
Following the recent allegations of bribery involving two of FIFA’s executive committee members, FIFA president Sepp Blatter has promised to do an “in-depth investigation.” He says the outlook for these two high ranking officials is “very negative,” casting a bad light on the entire organization. For the world’s football committee to have been written up in a recent edition of the Sunday Times in such a negative light is a “very unpleasant situation.”
This information has put the entire organization on end. This news came before the bidding for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, and the voting upset that occurred there last week seems to solidify the fact that there was some type of wrongdoing on the committee’s behalf. Australia and the United States both lost their bids to Russia and Qatar, respectively, which came as a major shock to soccer enthusiasts worldwide.
Blatter’s promised investigation was to come before this voting took place, but due to bureaucratic policy, the voting occurred anyway and on December 2, 2010, Russia was named the World Cup host for 2018 and Qatar had the most votes for 2022.