Don't Look!

Here are the documents and stories that FIFA's leaders don't want you to see. FIFA claims to be transparent but behind the friendly smiles is a parallel, dark universe. You'll find that dirty world revealed in this archive. Some may disgust you - some of it is comical.

Every month for the last seven years sources have sent me documents that the world ought to see. I have quoted some in newspaper articles, in television programmes and in my books. Now, it's time to start sharing them.

I've added stories and other items that give more insights into Sepp Blatter's secret world.

If you see any of these exclusive documents being used by reporters without acknowledging they came from this site, please tell me.

The date on each link is the date of POSTING - not the actual date of the story or document.

January 13, 2008: Will Sepp Blatter and FIFA's Executive Committee allow the corrupt Jack Warner to punish Caribbean football officials who stand up to him?

Honest Antigua & Barbuda officials are refusing to pay nearly £100,000 to former general secretary Chet Greene, a major ticket racketeer recently described by his own government as "a pathological liar."

Read the exclusive story...and more exclusive documents

November 26, 2007: A stunning glimpse of what happens behind the security guards stationed around the new FIFA House in Zurich.

Read the confidential minutes of March's Executive Committee meeting - and learn what Sepp Blatter didn't tell reporters at his press conference.

Discover ...

Worries inside FIFA that Blatter's expenses budget is "stretched to its limit."

Private investigators have failed to find out how I obtain secret documents like this one!

More on Jack Warner's World Cup ticket rackets. Privately, they admit he made $1 million profits in 2006!

Anti-Corruption investigations have been buried.

Blatter delaying a settlement of the catastrophic dispute with MasterCard and Visa until after he is re-elected.

June 14, 2007: When President Blatter bans you for telling the truth ...

June 14, 2007: When IOC President Samaranch bans you for revealing he was a f******. Yes he was! Look at the pictures!

June 14, 2007: The most comprehensive collection of speeches and articles about corruption at FIFA and many other Olympic Sports is at the Play The Game archive. Spend happy hours reading and hearing the experts and discover what most mainstream media doesn’t want to tell you.

June 14, 2007: How British Sports journalists viewed BBC-TV’s new Inside Sport programme and its exclusive interview with Sepp Blatter. Was it kick ass – or kiss ass?

June 14, 2007: For German readers – a brilliant website compiled by Germany’s sports news reporters, probably the best group in the world.

June 14, 2007: The dirty secret of would-be World Cup host Morocco.

June 14, 2007: What did IOC freeloaders plan to do with free Viagra, a violin and a vibrator? And were they drug-tested? Sepp Blatter was only months away from becoming an IOC member when this party was staged. The IOC has never revealed the names of the party-goers.

Postings to follow every few days ...

The things they say ...

'Neither FIFA nor its President have anything to hide, nor do they wish to.'
Blatter press release, 28 January, 2003

BBC Panorama Reporter Andy Davies:
'A one million franc bribe ... is it not correct that Mr Blatter asked that it be moved to the FIFA official who was named on the payment slip?'
FIFA Director of Communications Markus Siegler:
'If you do not stop now, then we call security and we put you out.'
FIFA Press conference,
Zurich, Tuesday, 11 April 2006

'I am deputy chairman of the finance committee of FIFA. I oversee a budget of US$2 billion and I have never seen one iota of corruption.'
Jack Warner, Trinidad Express
12 December 2004

'Lying and deception and bad faith are standard operating procedure at FIFA.'
Adam C. Silverstein, a lawyer for MasterCard in their successful action against FIFA
New York, December 1, 2006

'I do not believe a Jew can ever be a referee at that level (Argentine Premier League) because it's hard work and, you know, Jews don't like hard work.'
FIFA senior vice-president and chair of the Finance Committee, Julio Grondona
5 July 2003, Buenos Aires

'FIFA is a healthy, clean and transparent organisation with nothing to hide. There is huge public interest in FIFA, therefore we have to be as transparent as possible. We will try to communicate in a more open way so the world can believe us and be proud of their federation.'
FIFA General Secretary Urs Linsi
January 2003, on fifa.com

'Soccer chief's plan to boost women's game? Hotpants'
'They could wear tighter shorts. Female players are pretty, if you excuse me for saying so.'
Sepp Blatter, Former President of the World Society of Friends of Suspenders:
Sonntagsblick, 11 January, 2004

'No foreigner, particularly a white foreigner, will come to my country and harass me, intimidate me and push me around.'
Jack Warner, May 9, 2006 after the author attempted to interview him for BBC-TV about his ticket rackets

'The evidence ... would and should make any company have grave concerns about doing business with FIFA.'
Adam C. Silverstein, a lawyer for MasterCard in their successful action against FIFA
New York, December 1, 2006

'We must have a woman on the executive committee.'
Sepp Blatter, campaigning to become president of FIFA
May 30, 1998, Agence France-Press

'FIFA ... a graft-ridden autocracy.'
The New Yorker, June 26, 2006

'Among the tasks of a politics of morality [is] to work incessantly toward unveiling hidden differences between official theory and actual progress, between the limelight and the backrooms of political life.'
Pierre Bourdieu (1930-2002)

'FIFA's latest actions demonstrate that it still does not govern itself by its slogan "Fair Play."'
Judge Loretta Preske, dismissing a FIFA appeal
New York, February 28, 2007

'I still believe that the future of football is feminine.'
President Sepp Blatter, FIFA press release
Zurich, 2 February 2007

'We are more important than the Catholic Church.'
IOC President Juan Antonio 'Jackboots' Samaranch
HBO Real Sports, June 1996

'MacDonald's has supported the Olympic Movement for more than 30 years and we share many of the same ideals.'
IOC President Jacque Rogge
Turin, February 7, 2006

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