How deep does Fifa's problem lie?
Sepp Blatter will try and get Fifa back on an even keel later on Monday but there is no question his empire is teetering.
A day after he was told he had no case to answer by an ethics committee, the decision to suspend Mohamed Bin Hammam and Jack Warner has sparked a backlash which threatens not only Blatter but his general secretary Jerome Valcke.
Facing an investigation into claims he helped bribe Caribbean football officials on behalf of Bin Hammam in his bid to unseat Blatter as president, Warner's credibility has to be seriously questioned.
But in publishing an email from Valcke sent to Warner on 18 May 2011, the head of the Concacaf confederation has sparked another crisis for Fifa this time over the decision to award Qatar the 2022 World Cup.
Valcke, who has confirmed the email is genuine, writes: "For MBH (Bin Hammam) I never understood why he was running. If really he thought he had a chance or just being an extreme way to express how much he does not like anymore JSB (Blatter). Or he thought you can buy Fifa as they bought the WC (World Cup)."
I caught up with Bin Hammam this morning at the Baur Au Lac Hotel, where many of the Fifa delegates are staying ahead of the congress and presidential vote on Wednesday.
I asked him why he thought Valcke had made this claim. He responded by saying I should ask Valcke. I then asked if the allegations were true and he said this: "What do you think? And if I bought the votes, what about the 13 people [on the executive committee who voted for Qatar?]"
Even if Valcke has no evidence to back up his claim about Bin Hammam and Qatar buying the World Cup, this is hugely damaging for Fifa and now goes way beyond a nasty internal squabble over who should run this discredited organisation.
For its general secretary to express such a serious allegation in an email - admittedly a private email - is incendiary. Qatar has already been accused of trying to bribe members of the executive committee - a claim bid officials have denied.
How can Fifa now not investigate what went on during that bidding process? And what questions does this raise about the process for 2018, which was run at the same time?
Every country and its government will now be demanding answers from Blatter and, while he will try to paint himself as the man capable of cleaning up the organisation, it is starting to feel way too late for all that.
He has run Fifa for the last 13 years. He has worked closely with men like Warner and Bin Hammam for the best part of the last two decades. He is not going to be able to claim that they are an isolated problem which he has suffered because that begs the question why did he suffer them?
So what happens next?
Much will depend on what Blatter and Valcke now say, but the general secretary's position is looking extremely vulnerable.
And for all the outside pressure from the media and politicians around the world, the only organisation which can call a halt to Wednsday's election is the Fifa congress itself.
As the delegates from the 208 member countries start to gather in Zurich for that now critical meeting, we should start to get a sense of whether a backlash is coming.
At the moment it is hard to see where it would come from. The English FA remains the only governing body so far which seems prepared to make even the tiniest protest statement by abstaining in the election.
It will take a lot more than that to derail the congress and election but much now depends on how far Warner and Bin Hammam are prepared to go and how many other members become implicated.