documentary "FIFA Uncovered": When world football lost its innocence

Documentary “FIFA Uncovered”
When world football lost its innocence

By Ronny Ruesch

Corruption, sports washing and fraud en masse: the list of FIFA scandals is long. The football World Cup in Qatar is just the icing on the cake. The Netflix documentary “FIFA Uncovered” paints a bleak picture of the greed in world football.

Sometimes people, companies or even entire countries lose their integrity. Not infrequently, this development is insidious. In the case of FIFA, the Fédération Internationale de Football Association, things are different. The point in time when world football lost its innocence and the joy of sport was replaced by sheer capitalism can be pinpointed as 1974 – the year in which Brazilian sports official Joao Havelange became President of FIFA.

The Netflix documentary “FIFA Uncovered” impressively sheds light on the background of the organization, which was founded in 1904 for the love of football and has been mired in corruption over the past few decades.

A detailed review of “FIFA Uncovered” by Ronny Rüsch and Axel Max – now in a new episode of the ntv podcast “Oscars & Raspberry”. Also included: the true-crime mini-series Candy: Death in Texas, the action comedy The Lost City and Daniel Brühl’s directorial debut Next Door.

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