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Examining Vladimir Putin's claim that FIFA probe is U.S. ploy to steal 2018 World Cup
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Examining Vladimir Putin's claim that FIFA probe is U.S. ploy to steal 2018 World Cup
SI Staff
Thursday May 28th, 2015

FIFA is firmly in the U.S. Department of Justice's crosshairs, and it's made for one of the most landmark weeks in the history of world soccer.

The FBI's investigation, indictment and arrests stole the headlines this week, with the FIFA election on the horizon and Sepp Blatter likely to win a fifth term, regardless of everything that has transpired.

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FBI's FIFA investigation, indictment spawns new slew of questions

Why would any nation in its right mind still vote for Blatter? What ramifications do the arrests of CONCACAF executives have for soccer in the United States? What must actually happen for there to be FIFA reform? Could FIFA come off any less self aware? SI's Grant Wahl, Brian Straus and Avi Creditor delve into all things FIFA scandal, with the former pair sharing stories from the Dec. 2, 2010, World Cup host vote that sheds some light onto FIFA corruption. 

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