The gripping story of Sepp Blatter's spectacular rise and fall from power - told by David Morrissey.
Episode 10: Plus CAF Change
In the aftermath of Sepp Blatter’s downfall, what is his legacy at FIFA and in Qatar?
13/12/2022 • 35 minutes 35 seconds
Episode 9: Hello Sepp, Goodbye Sepp
Sepp Blatter resigns dramatically, ending a 17 year run as FIFA President. And we hear from the man himself as he sits down with us for a defiant interview.
13/12/2022 • 35 minutes 21 seconds
Episode 8: The Bad Idea
While police raids hit the headlines, an ill fated film, paid for by FIFA, reveals the truth of FIFA’s hubris as Sepp Blatter faces his downfall.
06/12/2022 • 36 minutes 32 seconds
Episode 7: The Raid
FBI and IRS agents co-ordinate a raid that shocks FIFA, with senior executives suddenly in handcuffs. Sepp Blatter is clinging to power by a thread.
06/12/2022 • 32 minutes 51 seconds
Episode 6: The Americans
An internal FIFA report generates controversy, and a dangerous investigation is brewing in New York.
29/11/2022 • 34 minutes
Episode 5: The Brown Envelopes
After an embarrassing scandal, new investigators are allowed into the house of FIFA.
29/11/2022 • 35 minutes 42 seconds
Episode 4: The Underdog
When two World Cups come up for grabs in 2010, the bidding contest reveals questionable practices and a power struggle that threatens to bring Sepp Blatter down.
22/11/2022 • 35 minutes 28 seconds
Episode 3: The FIFA Lie
Sepp feels untouchable, but journalists begin to ratchet up the pressure after a key company affiliated to FIFA goes bankrupt, and its secrets spill out.
22/11/2022 • 34 minutes 4 seconds
Episode 2: The Trade Off
With Sepp Blatter newly installed as FIFA President, he builds links with Jack Warner and Chuck Blazer, important executives with reputations for corruption.
19/11/2022 • 33 minutes 6 seconds
Episode 1: Power and Money and Power
Fifa President Joao Havelange transforms the organisation into a money machine, while his protege Sepp Blatter plots to take over the throne.
15/11/2022 • 32 minutes 36 seconds
Introducing… Powerplay: The House of Sepp Blatter
Over ten thrilling episodes, David Morrissey tells the story of the man who ran world football, and led FIFA in an era of endemic corruption and controversy, from cash in brown envelopes at a Caribbean hotel to the awarding of the Qatar World Cup, mired in allegations of impropriety and vote buying. From his meteoric rise to his stunning and sudden downfall after an FBI and IRS investigation of senior FIFA figures, insiders and whistleblowers tell the story of the world's most popular sport becoming synonymous with scandal, and of the unlikely figure of the Swiss functionary at the heart of it all.
Listen to the full boxset on BBC Sounds from 19th November.