The next FIFA presidential election is set to take place on Friday, and this one figures to be particularly interesting as a corruption scandal has been brewing in the organization.
FIFA president Sepp Blatter is taking the most heat for this scandal, and it may be difficult for him to be re-elected as a result.
The U.S. and Switzerland both have separate federal corruption investigations, and it was discovered that the U.S. had taken bribes worth more than a $100 million since the 1990s.
These were reportedly received in exchange for commercial deals for football tournaments in the U.S. and Latin America.
In Switzerland, a case was opened involving the awarding of the next two World Cups, which are set to take place in 2018 and 2022.
Blatter has not been cited in either of these scandals, and he denies being responsible for either of them.
“I know many people hold me responsible. We, I cannot monitor everyone all the time. If people want to do wrong, they will also try to hide it,” Blatter told ESPN FC.
Many FIFA officials have been indicted on corruption charges though, including two vice presidents.
It remains to be seen whether the people will still view Blatter as responsible for this scandal when the election takes place.