The scale of the financial damage wreaked by FIFA’s year of turmoil is starting to become apparent, with revenue from marketing rights to the World Cup, the governing body’s flagship tournament, down over $100 million (£69 million/€89 million) - or 29 per cent - in 2015 from the equivalent figure in 2011, the corresponding point in the previous four-year commercial cycle.
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