The Heat discusses the FIFA investigations

The Heat

FIFA President Sepp Blatter prevails, winning a fifth term in world football’s powerful governing body. But can the 79-year-old repair FIFA’s reputation after the worst corruption scandal in the organization’s history?

On Wednesday, the U.S. government indicted 14 FIFA officials on corruption charges. Seven of them were arrested in Zurich at the body’s annual Congress. And, in a separate case, Swiss authorities opened an investigation into the bids for the next World Cup games awarded to Russia and Qatar.

FIFA President Sepp Blatter has not been charged and, despite calls for his resignation, he received the support of the membership Friday and won re-election for four more years making this his fifth term.

The Heat spoke with CCTV’s Daniel Williams in Zurich.

The Heat discusses the FIFA investigations pt. 1

The Heat discusses the FIFA investigations pt. 1

FIFA President Sepp Blatter prevails, winning a fifth term in world football’s powerful governing body. But can the 79-year-old repair FIFA’s reputation after the worst corruption scandal in the organization’s history? The Heat spoke with CCTV’s Daniel Williams in Zurich.

To discuss this issue, The Heat spoke to a panel of people who focus on sports politics:

  • Bonita Mersiades, former executive with Football Federation Australia and a whistleblower against FIFA.
  • Jason Davis, host of “Soccer Morning” at Sirius XM Radio, a subscriber-based satellite and Internet radio service.
The Heat discusses the FIFA investigations pt. 2

The Heat discusses the FIFA investigations pt. 2

To discuss this issue, The Heat spoke to a panel of people who focus on sports politics: Bonita Mersiades, former executive with Football Federation Australia and a whistleblower against FIFA. Jason Davis, host of “Soccer Morning” at Sirius XM Radio, a subscriber-based satellite and Internet radio service. And from London, Keir Radnedge, a columnist with the magazine, World Soccer.

The Heat continued its discussion on the impeding investigation into the bids for the next World Cup Tournaments. Joining us now from London is Alexander Nekrassov. He’s a Russian political analyst and a former Kremlin advisor.

The Heat discusses the FIFA investigations pt. 3

The Heat discusses the FIFA investigations pt. 3

The Heat continued its discussion on the impeding investigation into the bids for the next World Cup Tournaments. Joining us now from London is Alexander Nekrassov. He’s a Russian political analyst and a former Kremlin advisor.