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The Inquiry: Who Can Fix Fifa?

Law professor Mark Pieth tried to reform football’s governing body from the inside – and underestimated the challenge.

Fifa has been described as a “totalitarian” set-up “beyond ridicule” with a leadership “incapable of reform or cultural change”. A corruption report is said to have contained “numerous materially incomplete and erroneous representations”. So what’s it like trying to change it from the inside? Law professor Mark Pieth did just that – and underestimated the challenge.

10 minutes