From the publisher:
What's wrong with Football today? In June 2011, Sepp Blatter was elected - uncontested - as president of Fifa once more. Despite attempts to halt the vote amidst allegations and accusations of corruption, the show went on. As How They Stole The Game, David Yallop's classic expose of the dark heart behind the beautiful game showed when it was first published, Football was rotten from the top down.
In the book Yallop reveals the story of Joao Havelenge, Fifa President from 1974 to 1998, the Godfather of football, and how he turned a religion to millions of fans into a multi-billion dollar business, riven with suspicious deals and unexpected payments.
David Yallop is widely considered to be the world's leading investigative writer. In the course of his career, he has met with some of the world's most powerful and most dangerous men, often he has uncovered truths that they had wanted to keep buried. He is the author of , amongst others, In God's Name, The Power and the Glory; Beyond Belief.