Was that buying votes or taking the game to countries that would otherwise be excluded?
If FIFA is guilty as accused it is not a new state of affairs. Do we smell a rat as far as the USA goes and the fact the next host country of the World Cup scheduled for 2018 is Russia? Is it more about preventing Russia host the next World Cup?
Qatar, World Cup hosts for 2022, is also back in the spotlight. Was their successful bid dodgy? The timing of the World Cup had to be changed due to temperatures in Qatar in June. Qatar is accused of a series of allegations including corruption and the plight of migrant workers.
According to CBS "In a 2014 report, the International Trade Union Confederation estimated (PDF) that 1,200 World Cup workers have died since Qatar was named host in 2010."
If something is rotten inside FIFA is that more than old news?