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FIFA has billions to lose if its corruption scandal pushes global sponsors away

FIFA, currently facing the threat of losing huge brand sponsors like Visa and Adidas, relies heavily on advertising revenues to pay for billions in spending, as shown in this Economist graphics set:

The finances of FIFA. (Courtesy of Economist.com)

The scandal has gone well beyond the world of sports advertising, and everyone has an opinion to share. Even British Prime Minister David Cameron tweeted his support for "new leadership and reform":

FIFA members voted to retain Sepp Blatter as the organization's president. No doubt, each member is well aware of the finances at stake for both their country's teams and the private sector.

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