Football’s Shameful Role In The Rise Of Vladimir Putin

Following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Russian teams have been banned from all FIFA and UEFA club and international competitions.

It might seem like the logical step to punish a nation that has waged a war of aggression against a democratic country, but world football cannot wash its hands when it comes to the actions of Vladimir Putin and the rise of the Russian president.

In this documentary, HITC Sevens examines how Vladimir Putin, along with his allies and oligarchs such as Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich, were able to manipulate football with so little opposition, and why other despots and dictators are likely to do the same in the future.

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