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Despite FIFA bribery scandal, soccer's popularity still high in Europe
Despite FIFA bribery scandal, soccer's popularity still high in Europe

European soccer fans reacted with a mix of satisfaction and world-weariness to the news Wednesday that top officials of FIFA, the world sport’s governing body, had been indicted on corruption charges. "I'm delighted this happened. It's been appalling to see people die because FIFA wrongly handed Qatar the World Cup," said John Jennings, a London-based fan of the Tottenham Hotspur club, alluding to reports that numerous migrant workers have died while building tournament venues in the Persian Gulf state. "But I can't say I'm surprised,” said Jennings, who was in Athens on a business trip. “I've believed there has been corruption...

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