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Did Qatar Buy The 2022 World Cup?

With the resignation of Sepp Blatter, many are expecting to find additional corruption within FIFA. Many questioned the choice of Qatar for the 2022 World Cup, since its weather is not conducive for soccer, but they were awarded the Cup anyway. Do you think the tiny, hot emirate purchased the 2022 World Cup?

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Did Qatar Buy The 2022 World Cup?  

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last 24 hours | thedailybeast
U.S. Ready to Snatch Qatar's World Cup - Daily Beast

"...Swiss prosecutors have already announced a formal probe. If they unearth evidence that bribery, money laundering or fraud were involved in awarding the tournament to the tiny, oil-rich nation, the next FIFA president will come under intense pressure to take the contest out of the desert and put it into Foxborough, Cowboys Stadium and the Rose Bowl, which were selected as the centerpiece stadiums in the American bid...." see full article


898 days ago | independent.c
Fifa corruption: Strip Qatar of World Cup? Not likely - The Independent
"...If a real smoking gun is found, that might change things. But it would require extensive and extremely complex international lawsuits to be filed by the failed bidders, whose own bids, in most cases, don't appear to be beyond reproach. It would also render Fifa not fit for purpose as an organisation. So how is a new host to be chosen? What is beyond doubt is that England's right to the 2018 tournament, or Australia or the US's to 2022, to which politicians and the popular press in those countries simply cannot help themselves from claiming, are entirely bogus - that really would be a stitch up. ..." see full article


898 days ago | independent.c
Fifa corruption: Strip Qatar of the World Cup? Not likely - The Independent
"...If a real smoking gun is found, that might change things. But it would require extensive and extremely complex international lawsuits to be filed by the failed bidders, whose own bids, in most cases, don't appear to be beyond reproach. It would also render Fifa not fit for purpose as an organisation. So how is a new host to be chosen? What is beyond doubt is that England's right to the 2018 tournament, or Australia or the US's to 2022, to which politicians and the popular press in those countries simply cannot help themselves from claiming, are entirely bogus - that really would be a stitch up. ..." see full article


899 days ago | gawker
FBI Now Investigating Whether Russia and Qatar Bought Their World Cups
"...The FBI's investigation of FIFA, the apparently corrupt-as-hell governing body of world soccer, will include a review of the bidding process that awarded the 2018 and 2022 World Cups to Russia and Qatar, an anonymous U.S. law enforcement source told Reuters. Good. The award to Qatar was suspect from the get-go: holding the world's most popular sporting event in temperatures that can reach 122 degrees seems ill-advised, and thousands of workers are expected to die building elaborate stadiums that will likely only be used a handful of times...." see full article


899 days ago | thedailybeast
FIFAs Impossible, Corrupt Qatar Math: How FIFA Had to Have Known Forced Labor Was Needed for 2022s Qatari World Cup

"...In the case of the 2018 and 2022 bids (won by Russia and Qatar) they make for fascinating reading.That's because Qatar's bid evaluation on technical and logistical grounds went about as well as many would expect: It failed to meet key requirements, and the report even highlights dangerous risks in awarding Qatar the hosting rights.Almost the entire population and five of the seven candidate Host Cities are concentrated in a 25km radius of Doha. Only Al-Khor and Al-Shamal are further away.The seven proposed host cities are not really cities in the sense that most people would think of one. Three of the host cities have populations of less than 50,000 not enough to fill the larger grounds where football matches are played. One of the cities, al-Shamal, has a population of 11,000 and is only 1,000 square kilometers...." see full article


899 days ago | csmonitor
FIFA scandal: Could host Qatar forfeit the 2022 World Cup?
"...Qatar 2022 is far more contentious as a host nation. The World Cup is traditionally played in the northern hemisphere summer to accommodate the wealthy European professional leagues, where the bulk of the globe's top players ply their trade. Summer temperatures in Qatar top 120 degrees Fahrenheit dangerous for players, and even more dangerous for the migrant laborers now working on the crash program to build football stadiums.At the time of Qatar's bid, the country only had three of the needed 12 stadiums. Labor conditions for the temporary workers the country relies on, most from the Indian subcontinent, are brutal. Workers typically have their passports confiscated by their employers when they arrive in the country and often find themselves paid far less than they were promised. Qatar's labor record was well known at the time of the bid, and the results since have been no surprise...." see full article


899 days ago | slate
How Qatar Blew It

"...Meanwhile, the World Cup has turned into a PR disaster. The event has shined a global light on the kafala system, the predatory sponsorship scheme that keeps the emirate's migrant labor force, mainly from South Asia, in indentured servitude. At the current rate, an estimated 4,000 workers will die in the lead-up to the World Cup. Qatar's working conditions aren't new, or in its region unique, but thanks to the World Cup, Qatar is under pressure not just from human rights groups and the international media, but also from the event's corporate sponsors. Swiss authorities are vowing a new investigation into the allegations of bribery in FIFA's decision to award Qatar the cup. Qatar's government may feel it's under an unfair spotlight right now, but it's a spotlight it asked for. ..." see full article



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