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Will Qatar Lose The World Cup In 2022

With all the talk of corruption in FIFA, pundits are discussing whether Qatar will keep the 2022 World Cup. Will the small, hot, desert country keep the highly influential sporting event?

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last 24 hours | time
Russia and Qatar's World Cups Under Scrutiny after FIFA Chief Resigns - TIME
"...Then there is the financial hit that switching venues would entail. For Russia and Qatar losing the World Cup would be disastrous. Each country has staked a good part of its national prestige on the event and there are billions of dollars in investments in play. Deep in recession and struggling with Western sanctions and low oil prices, Russia expects to spend about $20 billion building infrastructure and stadiums. The 2018 World Cup is one of the main public investment projects for the next three years, the Bank of America in Moscow wrote in a note to analysts last Wednesday. Qatar too has banked hugely on its World Cup, and expected to spend about $200 billion over a 12-year period, including its new $17.5-billion international airport, a multibillion-dollar rapid-transit system, and giant FIFA-approved stadiums, all air-conditioned...." see full article


928 days ago | ftw.usatoday
You can't take FIFA change seriously until 2022 World Cup is moved from Qatar - USA TODAY
"...And so Qatar may have a point. But it has also underlined the primary reason it should not host the World Cup in 2022: There's simply too much we do not know about the workings of the insular country, and there's very little trust in its leadership from organizations across the world.Though what we do know is horrifying.Qatar's constitution is built on Sharia law, which devalues women and allows the death penalty for things such as deciding not to be a Muslim anymore.Despite its government's claims to the contrary, The Guardian discovered migrant workers living and operating in deplorable conditions. And once those workers arrive, they're often restricted from leaving, according to Human Rights Watch.Which by any other name would be slavery...." see full article


928 days ago | blogs.spectator.c
Qatar doesn't deserve to host the 2022 World Cup but Turkey does - Spectator.co.uk (blog)
"...One of the main political problems with doing something about it is that these international bodies are easy prey for anti-western feeling and it would be politically tricky to take away the World Cup from a Muslim country and hand it to, say, England or Australia. There is already a theory that this whole thing was started by the Americans to distract attention from the motion to expel Israel; but I guess there's an anti-Israeli conspiracy theory for literally everything on earth.But if Qatar can't host, who can? The obvious compromise would be Turkey, the traditional crossroads between east and west. Turkey has twice bid to host the European Championships, in 2016 and 2020, and once the Olympics, also for 2020, but has so far been unsuccessful...." see full article


929 days ago | algemeiner
Say it Loud, Say it Clear: No World Cup for Qatar - Algemeiner
"...Like Russia, which hosts the World Cup in 2018, Qatar was awarded the 2022 World Cup thanks to its bribery of key officials at FIFA, world soccer's governing body. This week, 14 FIFA officials were indicted by the U.S. on corruption charges, many of them related to Qatar. Those officials will stand trial here because, in using American banks to carry out these illegal transactions, they broke American laws. In the coming months, we can expect an endless stream of stories that will underline just how FIFA has become the most corrupt organization in the world, and many of those will have Qatar at the center.Now, therefore, is the time to say loudly and clearly that Qatar should be stripped of the 2022 World Cup. Other countries far better suited to hold such a competition, among them England, the United States, and Australia, had their bids dismissed simply because they are not in the bribery business. Handing the World Cup back to one of these democracies isn't just the right thing to do in terms of morality it will actually save lives. The International Trade Union Confederation, which diligently monitors the barbaric treatment of Qatar's slaves, predicts that 4,000 migrant workers will have died by the time the first ball is kicked in 2022. Now, I love soccer, but the idea of watching a competition built upon a foundation of death and exploitation leaves me physically sick...." see full article


930 days ago | blogs.spectator.c
Qatar doesn't deserve to host the 2022 World Cup but Turkey does - Spectator.co.uk (blog)
"...Momentum is building against Qatar, with pressure on the corporate sponsors to pull out, and for UEFA to lead a European boycott. The case against Russia is also pretty strong, too, but at least Russia can physically hold the tournament in summer.One of the main political problems with doing something about it is that these international bodies are easy prey for anti-western feeling and it would be politically tricky to take away the World Cup from a Muslim country and hand it to, say, England or Australia. There is already a theory that this whole thing was started by the Americans to distract attention from the motion to expel Israel; but I guess there's an anti-Israeli conspiracy theory for literally everything on earth...." see full article


930 days ago | smh.co
FIFA scandal: Qatar doesn't deserve to host the World Cup - Sydney Morning Herald
"...This is a country largely under sharia, where adultery is punished by flogging, and adultery between a Muslim woman and a non-Muslim man is punishable by death, where stoning remains a legal punishment and homosexuality can be punishable by death.Yet FIFA supports Qatar as host of the World Cup and continues to support the bid as the death toll of workers rises and the taint of bribery.Many people have come away damaged when they deal with FIFA's bloated patronage machine...." see full article


931 days ago | espnfc
FA's Dyke doubts Qatar will host WC - ESPN FC
"...Dyke is convinced the authorities will unearth evidence discrediting the bidding process for the Qatar World Cup and if that is the case the FA chairman sees no reason why the country should host the tournament."People are assuming that 2022 will still be in Qatar, but I am not sure that is certain anymore," Dyke told Press Association Sport. "You look at what the Swiss authorities are doing. These are the Swiss authorities, not some small prosecuting authority from a small country -- this is the Swiss -- they are looking at what level of corruption was there into the awarding of that World Cup...." see full article


932 days ago | smh.co
Will Qatar lose the right to host the World Cup in 2022? - Sydney Morning Herald
"...FIFA so far has said the hosting of the 2018 World Cup in Russia and 2022 tournament in Qatar will continue as per schedule, but with the current situation deemed volatile, that could change. For the nations to be stripped of their hosting rights, widespread corruption throughout the original bidding process must be found by the Swiss authorities investigating such allegations. Qatar's bid in particular has been clouded by allegations of bribery since they won the vote in December 2010, however those claims came largely, if not entirely, from media reports rather than police. If the investigations led to convictions on corruption charges, not even FIFA could whitewash that. ..." see full article



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