A well-known bidding scandal, a brutal ethics report, and even human rights violations failed to convince FIFA to change its course on giving the 2022 World Cup to Qatar.
With the organization acting in bold defiance of so many voices in and out of the sport, some European teams may make their own bold stance: Boycotting the World Cup altogether.
England's former chairman has already called for his country to withdraw from the next World Cup.
Such a move would be extreme, but FIFA's recent actions are causing member of Europe's football association to lose their patience with soccer's governing body -- so much that they might be willing to take on financial losses by not playing in the World Cup, according to The Telegraph.
The ultimate goal of such a move would be to challenge the authority of FIFA altogether, possibly in pursuit of a radical change in how soccer of governed around the world.
There's no chance that all 54 members of the Football Association would decide to withdraw from the World Cup, and the organization would never force countries to make a decision one way or the other.
But if even a minority of countries opted out of the 2018 World Cup, which will be held in Russia, it could represent a financial and public relations nightmare that might force FIFA to change.
Such changes would include releasing the full ethics report on the organization, electing a new president to replace Sepp Blatter, and making various reforms, including the possible relocation of the 2022 World Cup away from Qatar.
A decision could come in the next few weeks when representatives convene in Frankfurt to discuss their stance and strategy going forward. At the moment, no course of action is beyond consideration.
That's how desperate organizations are to get out from under FIFA's oppressive thumb.