Netflix premieres a documentary series titled FIFA exposed November 9 The show starts just 11 days before the start of the next World Cup 2022 in Qatar. FIFA exposed analyzes corruption, money laundering, organized crime, tax evasion and electronic fraud within the organization.
The streaming service just released a powerful trailer for the docuseries. In the 90-second preview, the trailer gives a glimpse into the dark side of the sport’s governing body over the past decade. Perhaps most intriguing is the exploration of the bidding processes for the 2018 and 2022 World Cup tournaments.
The official Netflix UK & Ireland Twitter account helped explain the docuseries when the trailer was released. “For decades, FIFA has brought the world together through football. But behind the game, more cunning schemes were at play,” the streaming service said.
“This documentary series traces the organization’s legacy, exploring the pomp, power struggles and politics of hosting the World Cup. FIFA Uncover, available November 9.
Netflix’s ‘FIFA Uncovered’ docuseries to air ahead of Qatar World Cup
Federal prosecutors previously indicted more than a dozen FIFA officials in 2015. These high-ranking defendants faced a range of charges, including bribery and money laundering. The US Department of Justice finally concluded last year that people working for the Russia 2018 bid and Qatar 2022 bid bribed FIFA officials in exchange for votes.
The timing of the docuseries couldn’t have come at a worse time for FIFA. The governing body has been under constant pressure regarding the upcoming World Cup in Qatar. Not only were there questions about corruption, but the migrant worker crisis and other human rights issues also plagued the tournament.
However, the 2022 World Cup is expected to start in November. The opening match of the competition will take place on November 21, when hosts Qatar take on Ecuador.
PHOTO: IMAGO / Geisser
“Total social media fan. Travel maven. Evil coffee nerd. Extreme zombie specialist. Wannabe baconaholic. Organizer.”