Qatar has secretly paid FIFA about one billion dollars

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Qatar has secretly paid FIFA about one billion dollars

Investigation of the British journalists found out that Qatar has officials spent the huge sum to host the World Cup 2022.

It is reported that shortly before elections of the host country of the World Cup 2022, Qatar offered FIFA $400 million for the “correct” result of vote in favor of the Middle Eastern country. Then Qatar has paid 480 million more in order not to lose the right to host the World Cup 2022.

Besides, Qatar TV company Al Jazeera agreed to spend $100 million for exclusive rights of tournament broadcasting.

According to FIFA rules, candidates on hosting large tournaments cannot interfere with the process of elections. Nevertheless, according to journalists, the head of the organization Sepp Blatter accepted money one week prior to announcement of the results.

The idea of holding the World Cup in Qatar has been constantly criticized. The World Cup 2022 will take place from November 21 till December 18 and will become the first winter World Cup in the history.

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