The Men Who Sold the World Cup er ny dokumentar på to afsnit om skandalen omkring FIFA’s tildelingen af VM slutrunden til Qatar.
Dokumentaren kommer tæt på hvordan verdens største sportsbegivenhed på kontroversiel vis blev solgt af nogle af international fodbolds mest højtstående magtfulde mænd.
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With unique testimonials lifting the lid on a rip-roaring story, viewers are taken inside FIFA during the era of Sepp Blatter, the infamous ex-president who presided over world football for decades. This was a world where for some, normal rules didn’t apply and bribery and embezzlement were just part of business.
This is a Shakespearian narrative of money, power and corruption, featuring a cast of outrageous characters including US soccer bigwig, Chuck Blazer and Qatari deal-maker, Mohamed Bin Hammam.
Contributors include a whistle-blower from the Qatari bid team; Blatter’s former Press chief, soccer greats including Jurgen Klinsmann and Landon Donovan… and Sepp Blatter himself.
The first episode features Sunday Times investigators Heidi Blake and Jonathan Calvert and follows their incredible investigation and scoop of the century that revealed rampant corruption at the heart of FIFA. The second episode features FBI and IRS investigators whose job it was to expose criminal behaviour at the heart of an organisation with a structure they likened to The Mob.
Simon Downing, Head of Factual and Sports UK at Discovery, said: “The Men Who Sold the World Cup is a highly gripping series that provides a yet untold insight into one of the biggest sports scandals in history. We’re extremely proud to be able to tell this story exclusively on our streaming service, discovery+. The series is a great addition to our discovery+ Original Sports content, including highly successful titles like Reaching The Sky and What Killed Maradona?”
The Men Who Sold the World Cup