A Woe-Filled World Cup

Korea Football Assn. President Chung Mong Joon blasts FIFA's management and defends the idea of nations co-hosting the games

With just two months to go before the 2002 World Cup kicks off, the prospect of co-hosting the tournament hasn't had the hoped-for effect of easing tensions between Japan and South Korea. At the same time, the executive committee of FIFA, the governing body of football (soccer in the U.S.), is bitterly divided by accusations of mismanagement, cronyism, financial improprieties, and vote-buying (see BW International Cover Story, 4/01/02, "World Cup Follies").

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