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ESPN debuts a special report dedicated to FIFA and Sepp Blatter as part of the brand’s award-winning newsmagazine series, E:60 and its new reports with Jeremy Schaap. The show, premiering on ESPN Caribbean this Sunday, May 17 at 7:00 p.m. ET, gives an in-depth look at the most powerful man in the world of sports and the oft-criticized organization he oversees.
At the end of May, FIFA President Sepp Blatter is overwhelmingly expected to win re-election as head of soccer’s world governing body. It would be his fifth term, and give him over two decades in control of the game that is followed by billions. But Blatter’s reign at FIFA has been marred by scandal, lack of transparency, allegations of corruption, racism, sexism, mismanagement and outright ineptitude. It all culminated in the firestorm around the selection of Qatar as host of the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Qatar is a tiny country with little history in the game, without the necessary infrastructure and with a record of human right abuses.
After months of filming across the globe, speaking with top voices in the sport including Portugal’s Luis Figo, Jordan’s Prince Ali Bin Al-Hassan and Michael Van Praag of Netherlands – the three candidates hoping to unseat Mr. Blatter — and people who have known Blatter for decades, E:60 presents the most complete look at this enigmatic figure done by television. From his beginnings in a modest Swiss household, through his rise to power, to his ability to hold on at the top of the game despite a storm of criticism, E:60 Reports delivers a riveting portrait of the man and his sport. Trailer