The Turbulent World of Middle East Soccer

FIFA Uncovered: A discussion with filmmaker Miles Coleman about his new Netflix documentary

November 12, 2022

The Qatar World Cup kicks off a week from now. It is the most controversial World Cup in the history of global soccer body FIFA and has been enveloped in controversy from the moment Qatar won its hosting rights in December 2010.

A four-part documentary, FIFA Uncovered, that has just premiered on Netflix, documents much of this and links the Qatar controversy to the broader issue of the soccer body’s corrupt culture.

It features fresh interviews with several former officials, among them some of the allegedly most corrupt sports officials of our age, saying they did nothing wrong. Several of these officials speak extensively in public for the first time.

Miles Coleman, the producer and writer of the documentary, is here to discuss all of this.

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