Qatar Bought the 2022 World Cup…You’re Kidding?
A few months ago, to the surprise of people across the world, Qatar was awarded the 2022 World Cup. I have been told Qatar is a tiny little country over in the middle east somewhere with like one airport, one stadium, no hotels, and crap load of oil. So even though the country has no infrastructure, no place to play the games, no way to get people in to Qatar to watch the games, and it is hot as balls when the World Cup will be played, Qatar still beat out bids from Australia, England, Japan, and the United States.
To the surprise of nobody, there is a story breaking now that some guy named bin Hamman got bribed and that’s how Qatar is hosting the World Cup. This was making perfect sense until some of the numbers started getting leaked out. Each person on the committee got paid $40k to vote for Qatar. That seems ridiculously low. Qatar has an unreal amount of oil wealth. I am pretty sure they just leave Bentleys on the side of the road when they run out of gas. Yet these people are saying they only got $40k each? They got robbed. Wise up FIFA. If you’re going to sell your soul, do it for more than $40k.
Does this look like the face of a guy who wants the World Cup in an Arab country?
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