Russia and Qatar Win World Cup Bids

FIFA, the international governing body of football (soccer), has chosen Russia and Qatar to host the 2018 and 2022 Football World Championships, respectively. Congratulations to both nations. The questionable results did raise some eyebrows, however.

On a completely unrelated note, influence peddling is certainly an interesting phenomenon, in sort of a global, sporting way, isn’t it? Check out the following titles to learn more:

The Russian Mafia

Asian Godfathers

The Japanese Mafia

No One Would Listen

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