SCANDAL: World Cup Groups Were Chosen by Chinchilla
A new scandal has rocked the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) this week after a report leaked to the French press that alleged that the groups for this year’s opening stage of the World Cup were determined by a Chinchilla.
French newspaper L'Express reported this week that it had obtained documents showing that FIFA had given complete control of the group selection process to an ill-prepared Chinchilla named Mr. Porkchop.
“He really had no idea what he was doing,” one source told the paper on condition of anonymity. “He just locked himself in his cage for two days, and when he came out, the groups were set. It made no sense.”
Already embroiled in a corruption scandal involving how Qatar won its bid for the 2022 World Cup, another scandal could take even more attention away from the current games being played in Brazil.
“This could be very bad for FIFA,” said football historian Hans Friedrichs. “Taking bribes and awarding bids to undeserving countries is just par for the course with a corrupt organization like FIFA, but letting a chinchilla decide match groupings? This affects the sanctity of the sport. This people might not stand for.”
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