Blowing the whistle on the ugly side of the beautiful game
You probably remember the World Cup last month. But you might not remember the previous major FIFA event: a massive string of arrests for money laundering and bribery that took place in 2015.
The investigation that took down the upper echelons of soccer's governing body was kicked off by a single IRS agent in Orange County, California. The story has an endless number of twists and turns, larger-than-life characters, and tiny details that led to big men's undoing.
Buzzfeed investigative reporter Ken Bensinger has written a book about the case, called "Red Card: How the US Blew the Whistle on the World's Biggest Sports Scandal." "If you want to be good at soccer, you gotta be dirty," says Bensinger. He joined Bill Radke for a detailed look at an investigation that sent shockwaves around the soccer-loving world.