FIFA is quickly losing its credibility as corruption scandals have surfaced, but president Sepp Blatter has been re-elected to his fifth term.
U.S. officials were recently arrested due to a brewing bribery scandal, and Italian newspaper Eurosport has reported that some 2002 World Cup matches were fixed.
They believe that this is linked to the FIFA corruption scandals, which have dated back to the 1990s. One match that was cited as being fixed was a Round of 16 match between South Korea and Italy.
Eurosport also alleges that Italy was being conspired against by the refs in their match against Spain.
Italy had many curious calls going against them in the South Korea match, including a yellow card for diving despite them being supposedly fouled constantly.
Spain also had two goals nullified by wrong calls, and former FIFA official Jack Warner was arrested in an FBI investigation due to this referee scandal that he was believed to be a part of.
Despite being considered responsible by some for this scandal right now, president Sepp Blatter spoke out against the refereeing in that match at the time.