U.S. authorities announced Wednesday in a bad-sports-metaphor-laden news conference that they had charged 14 FIFA officials and sports marketing executives in what one official called the "World Cup of fraud."
That international soccer's governing body is corrupt was news to no one. But the indictment unsealed Wednesday in federal court in Brooklyn spelled out in extensive detail exactly how FIFA officials allegedly solicited illegal bribes over the last 24 years. Here's the information you need to make sense of the latest developments.
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