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FIFA's Not-So-Beautiful Game

Soccer's governing body has corrupted the World Cup bidding process.

Has soccer come to this?

Photographer: Philipp Schmidli/Getty Images

Even by its own standard for hubris, which is quite high, FIFA had an astonishing response to its latest scandal. Soccer's ruling body says Wednesday's indictment of 14 people on corruption charges won't delay its presidential election or cause it to reassess the 2018 World Cup in Russia or the 2022 tournament in Qatar.

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