Qatar Set for New Allegations about World Cup 2022 Bid Corruption


A fresh set of allegations have been raised against Qatar for the manner in which the World Cup 2022 hosting rights was secured. The new allegations was raised by US prosecutors, who claimed that a lot of with corruption and bribery has taken place. The US Department of Justice indictment said that a number of bribes were given in order to get the votes. A number of representatives worked to help Qatar and Russia secure the hosting rights for the subsequent World Cups. A number of investigations have taken place in this regard and even FIFA, who is the football governing body across the world, said that it would support the investigations.

Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter had to step down from his role due to allegations of corruption. It is not a surprise that FIFA once again found itself in the limelight. The indictment states that the FIFA 2010 executive committee that comprised of three South American members was primarily responsible for taking bribes to vote for Qatar. The World Cup 2022 will be held in Qatar even though the destination is not suitable for holding tournaments in the June-July time. The intense heat that prevails in this part of the world is one of the key reasons behind the World Cup 2022 being shifted to a winter time frame, and it will be held in December-January.

Qatar’s Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy [organisers of World Cup 2022] strongly denies the allegations contained within the court papers made public in the US on 6 April 2020. They are part of a long-standing case, the subject of which is not the 2018/2022 FIFA World Cup bidding process. Despite years of false claims, evidence has never been produced to demonstrate that Qatar won the rights to host the FIFA World Cup 2022 unethically or by means that contravened FIFA’s strict bidding rules,” said the statement.