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See John Oliver Take Down FIFA

May 27, 2015

If you're confused about what led to the the arrest of International Football Association (FIFA) officials on Wednesday, a piece on comedian John Oliver's show from nearly a year ago may shed light on the situation.

Oliver covers it all from sexist remarks by the organization's top official to poor treatment of migrant workers constructing World Cup stadiums. FIFA is much like established religion, Oliver argues.

"Just think about it. Its leader is infallible. It compels South American countries to spend money they don't have building opulent cathedrals, and it may ultimately be responsible for thousands of deaths in the Middle East," Oliver said.

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Stunning similarities of the 2014 World Cup

A silhouette of Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo is seen reacting during their 2014 World Cup Group G soccer match agaisnt Germany at the Fonte Nova arena in Salvador
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Left: Argentina's Lionel Messi prepares to shoot a corner kick during the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Argentina and Switzerland at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo. Right: A silhouette of Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo is seen reacting during their match against Germany at the Fonte Nova arena in Salvador.Victor R. Caivano—AP; Dylan Martinez—Reuters
A silhouette of Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo is seen reacting during their 2014 World Cup Group G soccer match agaisnt Germany at the Fonte Nova arena in Salvador
Left: Argentina soccer fans celebrate as they travel on a train towards the Corinthians arena at the Luz Station before the match between Argentina and Switzerland. Right: Fans of England gather in a bar ahead of the England's match against Uruguay in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
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A reflection of cheering fans is seen before the 2014 World Cup opening match between Brazil and Croatia at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo
Brazil's Neymar controls the ball against Cameroon during their 2014 World Cup Group A soccer match at the Brasilia national stadium in Brasilia
Fan of the U.S. is pictured before their 2014 World Cup Group G soccer match against Portugal at the Amazonia arena in Manaus
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World Cup Fans Gather To Watch Matches In Rio
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Nuns from the enclosed monastery of Imaculada Conceicao, celebrate their victory at the end of the 2014 World Cup quarter-final soccer match between Brazil and Colombia in Piratininga
Ivory Coast's Serey Die is seen from the back during their 2014 World Cup Group C soccer match against Japan at the Pernambuco arena in Recife
Left: Portugal fans pose prior to the Group G match between Germany and Portugal at the Fonte Nova Arena in Salvador, Brazil. Right: Brazil fans pose prior to the game between Brazil vs Germanyin Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
England's goalkeeper Hart rolls inside the goalpost after Italy's Balotelli scored during their 2014 World Cup Group D soccer match at the Amazonia arena in Manaus
A fan of Argentina waits for the start of their 2014 World Cup Group F soccer match against Bosnia at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro
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Colombia's fans hold toy figurine of Colombia's Falcao as they watch a broadcast of the 2014 World Cup round of 16 game between Colombia and Uruguay, at Bolivar Square in Bogota
Left: Lionel Messi of Argentina controls the ball during the match between Argentina and Switzerland at Arena de Sao Paulo. Right: Colombia's James Rodriguez scores a goal during the match against Uruguay e at the Maracana stadium.
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Left: A Mexico soccer fan cries after her team was defeated by the Netherlands inside the FIFA Fan Fest area in Rio de Janeiro. Right: A U.S. soccer fan watches his team's World Cup match against Belgium on a live telecast inside the FIFA Fan Fest area in Rio de Janeiro.
Left: A fan dressed as Captain America looks on after Belgium's 2-1 victory in extra time during World Cup match between Belgium and the US. Right: A Brazil fan wearing a mask depicting Neymar sits in the stands at the end of the World Cup semi-final match between Brazil and Germany at the Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
Left: A donkey wears the colors of Brazil as it stands on a beach of Cumbucu, Brazil. Right: A dog wearing Brazilian soccer team colors walks on the Minhocao, a 2.2-mile stretch of highway, in Sao Paulo.
Match highlights are screened after the 2014 World Cup Group B soccer match between Spain and Chile at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro
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Left: Argentina's Lionel Messi prepares to shoot a corner kick during the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Arg
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