FIFA: beginnings, tensions, trajectories

Alan Tomlinson

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An overview of the emergence of FIFA, the governing body of world football, documenting its growth and impact since its formation in 1904, and its place and profile in the globalization process. It covers British intransigence in the early years, and illustrates the basis upon which the modern FIFA, in its corruptible and largely unaccountable form, was shaped, and rendered vulnerable to the scandals and corruptions of the era of Havelange and Blatter, presidents of FIFA from 1974-2015.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe FIFA World Cup 1930-2010
Subtitle of host publicationpolitics, commerce, spectacle and identities
EditorsS. Rinke, K. Schiller
Place of PublicationGöttingen
PublisherWallstein Verlag
Number of pages17
ISBN (Print)9783835314573
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014


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