The United States of America was involved in the corruption scandal made by the two senior members of FIFA soccer’s governing body. They were accused of offering the votes in exchange for financial payments. This controversy has resulted to the suspension of the Nigeria’s Amos Adamu and Tahiti's Reynald Temarii. Both of them are members of the FIFA Executive Committee. Temarii asked for £1.5 million from The Sunday Times reporters to fund the sports academy in New Zealand and Adamu $800,000 for constructing pitches in order to develop football classes for the youth in Nigeria. This is in exchange for the support for the United States for the forthcoming vote to come up with a decision regarding who will host the 2018 and 2022 FIFA World Cups. Slim Aloulou, Amadou Diakite, Ahongalu Fusimalohi and Ismael Bhamjee, former executive members have also been suspended. FIFA will select the two World Cup hosts on December 2 in Zurich.
The scandal has made many fans worried, but the President of FIFA and IOC (International Olympic Committee) member Sepp Blatter ensure all football fans that this scandal will not affect the game. It was twelve years ago, the IOC have found out that there are several members of the committee who has taken by bribery to secure the Salt Lake City as the host of the 2002 Winter Olympics, but there were no any criminal charges filed against them. The ten other members were sanctioned.
Betting and especially online betting is inseparable part of modern football that add excitement and fun to the matches for the people formerly not interested in this game. There are huge money involved within this betting. The huge money are also the start of more bribery and scandals within this exciting game. But, can we believe what Blatter said that they are going to do all that they can in order to stop any corruption within FIFA?