— Updated on 29 January 2023

Netflix Is Dropping A Damning Docuseries About FIFA’s Corruption

— Updated on 29 January 2023
Garry Lu
Garry Lu

Less than a fortnight before the 2022 FIFA World Cup kicks off in the controversial host country of Qatar, Netflix – in all its impeccable timing – has decided to release a documentary exploring the organisation’s sordid history of corruption dubbed FIFA Uncovered.

This shady aspect of international football is by no means a secret. In 2015, the US Department of Justice indicted 14 high-ranking officials on an entire slew of charges: bribery, racketeering, tax evasion, fraud, as well as money laundering.

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More recently, a handful of FIFA officials were exposed for accepting bribes to greenlight both Russia’s 2018 bid and Qatar’s 2022 bid for the World Cup.

The New York Times journalist Ken Bensinger, who wrote an entire book on FIFA’s corruption, said on Twitter that he’d contributed to the upcoming docuseries, which he promised would deliver “amazing access and big revelations.”

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“Being a member of FIFA is like being in a secret garden,” a voice can be heard explaining in the FIFA Uncovered trailer.

“There’s an unspoken code: you can do whatever you want.”

FIFA Uncovered hits Netflix later this week on November 9th – check out the trailer above and the official synopsis below:

From power struggles to global politics, an exploration of FIFA reveals the organisation’s checkered history – and what it takes to host a World Cup.

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Garry Lu
After stretching his legs with companies such as The Motley Fool and the odd marketing agency, Garry joined Boss Hunting in 2019 as a fully-fledged Content Specialist. In 2021, he was promoted to News Editor. Garry proudly retains a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, black bruises from Muay Thai, as well as a black belt in all things pop culture. Drop him a line at [email protected]


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