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Ugly Game The Corruption of FIFA and the Qatari Plot to Buy the World Cup

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ISBN-10: 1501132962

ISBN-13: 9781501132964

Edition: N/A

Authors: Heidi Blake, Jonathan Calvert

List price: $38.99
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The book that reminds you exactly what s wrong with FIFA ("Esquire UK"): This meticulously reported account by two award-winning, investigative journalists at Britain s "The Sunday Times" explains how the 2022 World Cup was secured for Qatar a key element in the ongoing, international FIFA controversy.When the tiny desert state of Qatar won the rights to host the 2022 World Cup, the news was greeted with shock and disbelief. How had a country with almost no soccer infrastructure or tradition, a high terror risk, and searing summer temperatures, beaten more established countries with stronger bids? The story behind the Qatari success soon developed into a global news sensation.In 2014 "The…    
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Book details

List price: $38.99
Publisher: Scribner
Publication date: 6/27/2017
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.37" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.254
Language: English

Heidi Blake started out as a trainee on the Daily Telegraph in 2008, before joining the Sunday Times as deputy Insight editor in 2011. She was promoted to assistant editor of the paper in March 2014.

Jonathan Calvert has worked for various newspapers in a long and distinguished career as a journalist. He is the longest-serving editor of the Insight team at the Sunday Times, having held the role for more than ten years.