Red Card: How the U.S. Blew the Whistle on the World's Biggest Sports Scandal

Red Card: How the U.S. Blew the Whistle on the World's Biggest Sports Scandal

The definitive, shocking account of the FIFA scandal?the biggest international corruption case of recent years, spearheaded by US investigators, involving dozens of countries, and implicating nearly every aspect of the world?s most popular sport, soccer, including its biggest event, the World Cup. The FIFA case began small, boosted by an IRS agent?s review of an American so The definitive, shocking account of the FIFA scandal?the biggest international corruption case of recent year...

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Title:Red Card: How the U.S. Blew the Whistle on the World's Biggest Sports Scandal
Author:Ken Bensinger
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Genres:Sports and Games
ISBN:150113390X
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:368 pages pages

Red Card: How the U.S. Blew the Whistle on the World's Biggest Sports Scandal Reviews

  • Emanuel Ramos
    Oct 02, 2018
    Excellent. ...
  • Steve
    Aug 30, 2018
    From the idea of an IRS agent in California looking into and American soccer official to a huge investigation, guilty pleas and trials in 2017 this look into corruption in FIFA was fascinating. The sheer amount of bribe taking was staggering and the egos and personalities involved were...
  • Vicster
    Oct 14, 2018
    This is a really good True Crime story that will make any football/soccer fan?s blood boil. ...
  • Joyce
    Sep 17, 2018
    I confess that international football (or soccer here in the US) is not a sport that I follow, but this fascinating exposé has enough twists and turns to satisfy my interest in true crime and surely it's a no brainer for anyone who does follow this big-money sport. It all started when...
  • Katie
    Aug 11, 2018
    You do not have to be a soccer fan to enjoy this book. An exceptionally clear and engaging narration of a complicated investigation into global soccer corruption and the origins of the US justice system's involvement in this case. The book was clearly well-researched and offered intere...
  • Victoria
    Apr 24, 2018
    Thanks to Netgalley and Simon and Schuster for the ARC of this non-fiction title. This book, outlining the investigation into professional soccer corruption, was fascinating. It wasn?t hard to separate the good guys from the bad guys here and I found myself really rooting for the US ...
  • nancy
    Oct 01, 2018
    Well written exposé on the corruption of worldwide soccer and how the US came to expose it. Intriguing and disheartening at the same time. ...
  • Fritzov
    Aug 10, 2018
    Great book about the corruption in FIFA. ...
  • Myles
    Jul 22, 2018
    Here is a good story rushed out to press a little too quickly in order to cash in on the buzz around the 2018 World Cup. Massive corruption in the ranks of FIFA, high and low, is now well documented thanks to the perseverance of the US Internal Revenue Service, the FBI, and regional...
  • Leigh-Anne
    Sep 11, 2018
    An informative piece of investigative journalism that looks at the largest sports scandal in history. This book gave all the information on how the FBI took down FIFA. It was so interesting, and a little upsetting, to read about the bribes involved within FIFA's top execs and is the ma...
  • Daniel Palevski
    Jul 22, 2018
    A detailed and at times very entertaining account of the crimes and corruption that ultimately led to the FIFA trials of 2017 in New York. While exposing a dark underbelly of the international soccer association, Bensinger tells the tale of committed soccer fans, as well as IRS and ...
  • Paul
    Apr 04, 2018
    Bensinger?s Red Card has everything you could want in a book about scandal: moneyed power brokers who take from poor and give to the rich, strong lawmen and women who strive to right the wrongs, and a satisfying take-down in the end. This book provides a strong vote of confidence for...
  • Lance
    Jun 11, 2018
    I found this book about the investigation and eventual downfall of international soccer's governing body read more like a political and financial thriller than a non-fiction sports book. That isn't to say that I didn't like it - but it was certainly different, in a good way, than what ...
  • Erik Moloney
    Jul 11, 2018
    The definitive, shocking account of the FIFA scandal?the biggest international corruption case of recent years, spearheaded by US investigators, involving dozens of countries, and implicating nearly every aspect of the world?s most popular sport, soccer, including its biggest event...
  • Brian
    May 20, 2018
    Complicated story clearly written. Somewhat of a cross (pun intended) between Serpico and The Big Short. I am still eager for the World Cup, despite the absence of the U.S. and the existence of this book. Ultimately a downer as corruption unlikely to cease. FIFA would take a giant step...
  • Luis Reséndiz
    Jun 10, 2018
    un libro padrísimo para leerse antes del mundial: una investigación profunda, filosa como navaja de afeitar, que abre en dos la historia de corrupción al interior de la fifa y la expone en toda su crudeza: millones de dólares, pagos bajo el agua, arreglos turbios, dinero desviado, ...
  • Carly
    Aug 22, 2018
    A well researched meticulous account of the investigation that revealed to the world the rampant corruption in international soccer. Very entertaining and informative!!! ...
  • Norman
    Jul 19, 2018
    Certainly fact based. Engagingly written. Two minor complaints. 1. Skips back and forth chronologically, necessary for the story, but it's not always clear when something is taking place. 2. The incessant use of 'reached out' when 'contacted' is more concise and clearer. I hate this ex...
  • Athan Tolis
    Aug 13, 2018
    To stay alive, small business often needs to operate outside the edges of what?s legal. And international football used to be small business. So, with the exception of the odd British gentleman here or there, international football used to be run by small time crooks. And then, s...
  • Jan Soller
    Sep 07, 2018
    Do you love football???? Read this! (Real football, of course....the one played world-wide with one's feet!) Are you interested in international sports??? Read this! Do you like investigative journalism??? Read this! Do you like good stories??? Read this! ...
  • James
    Jul 31, 2018
    I liked the first 75 pages and worked through the next 75, but then bailed. The book became too much a nest of quacking ducks, with people on the page for a minute and then vanishing. I honestly don't get all the glowing reviews. Bribes in a hotel room over TV rights? That's not a reci...
  • Mika
    Aug 31, 2018
    A 368-paged long outline about corruption in the world of FIFA. Nothing I enjoyed really. Lacking consistently and direction. Based on second hand sources and literature. It starts of somewhat an ongoing event and puts us directly in the middle of something. To many persons are process...
  • Casey Gattshall
    Jul 15, 2018
    Very detailed and thorough review of the events leading up to the indictment of several of FIFA?s top officials. The book reads like a thriller and I couldn?t stop turning the pages once I got started. A must read for any soccer fan. ...
  • Erin Schaick
    Aug 04, 2018
    This was a truly fascinating story and the author did a great job of laying out context and the levels of corruption in many countries and organizations. I?m giving it 3 stars because I listened to this via audiobook and there were simply too many characters and plot lines to keep tr...
  • Susan BENTLEY
    Jul 26, 2018
    This was an amazingly detailed book. While I thoroughly enjoyed reading it I was also horrified and disgusted by what I read. The beautiful game was made ugly by those involved in.this scandal. ...
  • Mary
    Aug 15, 2018
    The author's annoying habit of gratuitously and unnecessarily tossing in physical descriptions of every person he mentions was aggravating to say the least A few of the many examples of what I mean: On page 184 "Hawilla, bald with soft chin, wire rim glasses, and big dark eyes, had bee...
  • Jon Kaleugher
    Jul 14, 2018
    If you've ever wondered what has happened to soccer since those arrests (or, if, like my soccer unaware friends didn't even know this was a thing) then look no further (and honestly, if you do you won't find anything else on the subject in print). Told in a concise reporters voice, wit...
  • Keen
    Aug 31, 2018
    ?The story of modern soccer was really about the emergence of a new kind of business, one that turned out to have corruption baked into it nearly from the moment it was born.? This book proves what many people throughout the world have known for a long time, that the people in...
  • Jessica
    Aug 23, 2018
    A non-fiction account of abundant misconduct throughout the FIFA organization's leaders that reads like a crime thriller. Fascinating and engaging; a quick read. ...
  • Shai
    Jul 16, 2018
    Wonderfully written. Very engrossing. Was a perfect read during the World Cup. ...