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Ken Bensinger’s RED CARD wins at the Sports Book Awards 2019

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Ken Bensinger’s RED CARD: FIFA and the Fall of the Most Powerful Men in Sports has been awarded Football Book of the Year at the 2019 Telegraph Sports Book Awards! RED CARD, published by Profile, is a gripping exploration of FIFA, the most powerful institution in sporting history, and its fall from grace. The Sports Book Awards, running since 2002, bring together the world of sports writing, publishing, and entertainment to celebrate the best sports books from the previous calendar year. The full announcement and shortlist can be read here.

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