Friday, May 13, 2011

More Sports Spying - The 2018 World Cup Caper

England football chiefs hired a team of spies to snoop on rival bidders for the 2018 World Cup, it was claimed yesterday.

Undercover agents were paid by the FA to infiltrate Zurich hotels where Fifa committee members were staying last December and report what they learned.

One FA spy even mingled with guests – including Prince William, PM David Cameron and David Beckham, who were drafted in at the last minute to lobby for the bid – in the city’s Baur au Lac hotel...

The FA refused to comment ­officially yesterday, but a 2018 official admitted to the Mirror: “Yes, we had a private security team.

There were undercover people inside the Baur au Lac. They were in the lobby and the bar, listening in. It’s not illegal to listen to conversations.” (more)

Why is this important to you?
Sports is just another business. Big business. Just like your big business. The same tactics are being used against you. Most often it is successful and unnoticed. Time to bring a counterespionage consultant on board.