Burzaco lifts lid on TV rights bribery and drags Fox and Qatar into the spotlight

Alejandro Burzaco

By Paul Nicholson

November 15 – The depth of the corruption around the sale of TV rights that has plagued South and North America and shattered the reputations of football officials worldwide, was unmasked in the federal court in Brooklyn yesterday. For the first time major broadcast networks Fox Sports (USA), and Televisa (Mexico) were dragged into the narrative alongside Brazil’s TV Globo, all of whom were accused of paying bribes for rights.

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Rank outsiders. Named and shamed women’s rankings now fail to make it into FIFA’s media

FIFA's Best 2017

By Paul Nicholson

November 3 – You couldn’t make this up. FIFA, under fire in this publication last month via its women’s rankings that showed a lack of women’s development in nations where three Confederation presidents reign, has in the latest edition of its FIFA 1904 magazine not bothered to even publish the women’s rankings page. The men’s rankings were, of course, published.

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