According to Fifa, Qatar 2022 is to be the 'greenest of all World Cups'. But independent reports show that far from being the first carbon-neutral global sports competition in sports history, as promised by Fifa president Gianni Infantino, the forthcoming World Cup will be the dirtiest ever staged.
Politicians, leading academics and international trade unions have praised Qatar for its reforms since they were given the hosting rights to the 2022 World Cup in 2010, following a corrupt process. But how are things really on the ground?
A company directly and heavily involved with the World Cup in Qatar, with thousands of employees, is blackmailing its workers.
“There is something fundamentally wrong with the [Caf] administration”, says Andrew Kamanga, president of the Zambian FA, of the Fifa controlled African confederation.
Since Fifa took control over Caf in 2019, the confederation's economy has collapsed. Now they are on the verge of bankruptcy.
Without offering an explanation, cash-strapped Caf has removed a valid proposal from the Zambian FA to cut costs. The reason why is closely related to Gianni Infantino’s fight for re-election.
A small Togolese TV network, NWTV, acquired the rights to the 2022 World Cup for 19 African nations, beating long-established rivals in the bidding. How did they manage to get the funds to accomplish this miracle?
10 Costa Rican female referees are accusing Fifa instructor Patricia Miranda of sexual harassment and abuse of authority.
For two decades players, referees and employees of the Haitian football federation were forced to have sex with visiting football officials. One of the visitors who accepted this “gift”, was the then Fifa president Sepp Blatter.
Should a man who attempted to steal 10 million dollars be allowed to stand for the Cosafa presidency?
For more than a decade, officials from Concacaf and Fifa created a system where female referees had to give sexual favours in order to get international assignments.
At least six female referees have accused Rodolfo Sibrián for sexual harassement and sextortion. Despite the allegations, Sibrián is still a Fifa certified referee instructor at the El Salvador FA (FESFUT).