Podcast: Jeremy Schaap on his E:60 documentary on Sepp Blatter, FIFA
The FIFA presidential election takes place next Friday, with Sepp Blatter widely expected to win his fifth term as the head of world soccer's governing body.
For a number of reasons, Blatter is a man of intrigue across the globe, and a couple of weeks prior to the May 29 election, ESPN released its acclaimed E:60 documentary, with veteran reporter Jeremy Schaap detailing the culture of corruption in FIFA, specifically centered on Blatter and his regime.
Schaap joins SI senior writer Grant Wahl in studio for a fascinating discussion, talking about the documentary, the process of making it, what ended up not making the cut, what he learned, his dealings with whistleblower Phaedra Almajid, what went into Blatter voting for the USA–and not Qatar–for the 2022 World Cup hosting bid, what he had hoped to have asked Blatter face to face and much more.
Listen to the podcast below: