CNN: Sepp Blatter profile

8-curacao-2011-stadium-before-world-cup-match.jpg4 Brazil Belo Horizonte prepares for the arrival of the Confeds8 Brazil Protesters arrested
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June was a momentous month in football. After expecting another cake walk as president of FIFA, Sepp Blatter suddenly found himself in the centre of corruption investigations in the US and Switzerland. FIFA Ex Co members were arrested in dawn raids and Blatter eventually had to stand down, although he still remains in charge until new elections are called either later this year or early next.

I wrote this lengthy profile of Blatter for CNN. I interviewed him twice over the years and it covers much of his career; how he transformed FIFA, why he remained in power and what led to his downfall.

http://edition.cnn.com/2015/05/29/football/sepp-blatter-fifa-corruption/Last month

I also wrote opinion pieces for Politico about what happens next for FIFA, as well as the international Business Times.

http://www.politico.eu/article/russia-qatar-lose-fifa-scandal/

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/fifa-corruption-scandal-sepp-blatter-has-killed-game-we-love-1503366

Oh, and here’s a radio interview with Irish station RTE One where I call Greg Dyke a “cretin”.

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