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

  • Rachel
    Jul 24, 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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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, ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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 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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Wonderfully written. Very engrossing. Was a perfect read during the World Cup. ...

    Great book about the corruption in FIFA. ...

    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. ...

    A great read. As a soccer fan and as a person who likes mysteries this had some of both! Reading it as it unravels and remembering some of the details from when they happened. ...

    "Investigating Chuck Blazer's tax problem was like pulling someone over for a bum taillight only to discover a trunk stuffed with dead bodies." ...

  • Sasha Pixlee
    Jun 27, 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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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, ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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 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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Wonderfully written. Very engrossing. Was a perfect read during the World Cup. ...

    Great book about the corruption in FIFA. ...

    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. ...

    A great read. As a soccer fan and as a person who likes mysteries this had some of both! Reading it as it unravels and remembering some of the details from when they happened. ...

    "Investigating Chuck Blazer's tax problem was like pulling someone over for a bum taillight only to discover a trunk stuffed with dead bodies." ...

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  • Katie
    Aug 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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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, ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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 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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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, ...

    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 ...

  • Fritzov
    Aug 10, 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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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, ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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 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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Wonderfully written. Very engrossing. Was a perfect read during the World Cup. ...

    Great book about the corruption in FIFA. ...

  • Myles
    Jul 22, 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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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, ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

  • Daniel Palevski
    Jul 22, 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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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, ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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 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...

    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...

    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

    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 ...

    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

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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, ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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

    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 ...

    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...

    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

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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, ...

  • Sean Branson
    Aug 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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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, ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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 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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Wonderfully written. Very engrossing. Was a perfect read during the World Cup. ...

    Great book about the corruption in FIFA. ...

    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. ...

    A great read. As a soccer fan and as a person who likes mysteries this had some of both! Reading it as it unravels and remembering some of the details from when they happened. ...

    "Investigating Chuck Blazer's tax problem was like pulling someone over for a bum taillight only to discover a trunk stuffed with dead bodies." ...

    ...

    ...

  • Winston
    Jul 05, 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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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, ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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 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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Wonderfully written. Very engrossing. Was a perfect read during the World Cup. ...

    Great book about the corruption in FIFA. ...

    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. ...

    A great read. As a soccer fan and as a person who likes mysteries this had some of both! Reading it as it unravels and remembering some of the details from when they happened. ...

    "Investigating Chuck Blazer's tax problem was like pulling someone over for a bum taillight only to discover a trunk stuffed with dead bodies." ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

  • Norman
    Jul 19, 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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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, ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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 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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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, ...

    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 ...

    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...

  • Sam Johnson
    Jul 31, 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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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, ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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 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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

  • Eric Hoover
    Jul 27, 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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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, ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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 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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Wonderfully written. Very engrossing. Was a perfect read during the World Cup. ...

    Great book about the corruption in FIFA. ...

    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. ...

    A great read. As a soccer fan and as a person who likes mysteries this had some of both! Reading it as it unravels and remembering some of the details from when they happened. ...

    "Investigating Chuck Blazer's tax problem was like pulling someone over for a bum taillight only to discover a trunk stuffed with dead bodies." ...

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    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

  • Frank
    Jul 15, 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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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, ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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 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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Wonderfully written. Very engrossing. Was a perfect read during the World Cup. ...

    Great book about the corruption in FIFA. ...

    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. ...

    A great read. As a soccer fan and as a person who likes mysteries this had some of both! Reading it as it unravels and remembering some of the details from when they happened. ...

    "Investigating Chuck Blazer's tax problem was like pulling someone over for a bum taillight only to discover a trunk stuffed with dead bodies." ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

  • Casey Gattshall
    Jul 15, 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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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, ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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 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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Wonderfully written. Very engrossing. Was a perfect read during the World Cup. ...

    Great book about the corruption in FIFA. ...

    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. ...

  • Laura Lawson
    Aug 08, 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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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, ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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 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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Wonderfully written. Very engrossing. Was a perfect read during the World Cup. ...

    Great book about the corruption in FIFA. ...

    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. ...

    A great read. As a soccer fan and as a person who likes mysteries this had some of both! Reading it as it unravels and remembering some of the details from when they happened. ...

  • Bernie Flynn
    Jun 19, 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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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, ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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 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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Wonderfully written. Very engrossing. Was a perfect read during the World Cup. ...

    Great book about the corruption in FIFA. ...

    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. ...

    A great read. As a soccer fan and as a person who likes mysteries this had some of both! Reading it as it unravels and remembering some of the details from when they happened. ...

    "Investigating Chuck Blazer's tax problem was like pulling someone over for a bum taillight only to discover a trunk stuffed with dead bodies." ...

    ...

  • Mary
    Aug 15, 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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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, ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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 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

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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, ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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 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...

    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...

  • Ayumi
    Jul 17, 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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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, ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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 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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Wonderfully written. Very engrossing. Was a perfect read during the World Cup. ...

    Great book about the corruption in FIFA. ...

    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. ...

    A great read. As a soccer fan and as a person who likes mysteries this had some of both! Reading it as it unravels and remembering some of the details from when they happened. ...

    "Investigating Chuck Blazer's tax problem was like pulling someone over for a bum taillight only to discover a trunk stuffed with dead bodies." ...

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  • Frank R
    Jul 08, 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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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, ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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 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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Wonderfully written. Very engrossing. Was a perfect read during the World Cup. ...

    Great book about the corruption in FIFA. ...

    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. ...

    A great read. As a soccer fan and as a person who likes mysteries this had some of both! Reading it as it unravels and remembering some of the details from when they happened. ...

    "Investigating Chuck Blazer's tax problem was like pulling someone over for a bum taillight only to discover a trunk stuffed with dead bodies." ...

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  • Ken Bensinger
    May 08, 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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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, ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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 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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Wonderfully written. Very engrossing. Was a perfect read during the World Cup. ...

    Great book about the corruption in FIFA. ...

    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. ...

    A great read. As a soccer fan and as a person who likes mysteries this had some of both! Reading it as it unravels and remembering some of the details from when they happened. ...

    "Investigating Chuck Blazer's tax problem was like pulling someone over for a bum taillight only to discover a trunk stuffed with dead bodies." ...

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  • Shai
    Jul 16, 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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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, ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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 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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Wonderfully written. Very engrossing. Was a perfect read during the World Cup. ...