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Published: August 2020
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BIC Subject: Football (Soccer, Association football)
Published By: Profile Books
 
Published: 18-Aug-2020
Format: Paperback, 368 pages, 129x198mm
ISBN: 9781781256725
Stock Code: 1256725
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The full story behind the FIFA's headline-grabbing corruption scandal, soon to be a major film.The full story behind the FIFA's headline-grabbing corruption scandal, soon to be a major film.
'Spellbinding. A gripping account of how the beautiful game got grotesquely ugly. Highly recommended.' - Gary Lineker

The story of FIFA's fall from grace has it all: power, betrayal, revenge, sports stars, hustlers, corruption, sex and phenomenal quantities of money, all set against exotic locales stretching from Caribbean beaches to the formal staterooms of the Kremlin and the sun-blasted streets of Doha, Qatar.

In Red Card, investigative journalist Ken Bensinger takes a journey to FIFA's dark heart. He introduces the flamboyant villains of the piece - the FIFA kingpins who flaunted their wealth in private jets and New York's grandest skyscrapers - and the dogged team of American FBI and IRS agents, headed by Attorney General Loretta Lynch, who finally brought them to book. Providing fresh insights on a scandal which has gripped the world, he shows how greed and arrogance brought down the most powerful institution in sporting history.

A wild, gritty, gripping, and at times blackly comic story, Red Card combines world-class journalism with the pace of a thriller. Red Card (filmed as Houses of Deceit) will be a major film, produced by Pearl Street Films, the production company owned by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck.