WorldViews: The World Cup is about to start, but this man is ruining everything

By Ishaan Tharoor, June 10, 2014

Is there a technocrat in the world more universally reviled than Sepp Blatter? The president of FIFA, the global body that governs soccer, the world's most popular sport, is routinely lambasted for his high-handedness, his sexism and the reported venality of his institution. Through its corporate cynicism and gaudy excesses, FIFA under Blatter seems to embody what's ugly in the beautiful game.

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