FIFA World Cup 2022 scandle: Finally, the FIFA World Cup 22 is going to start from Sunday at the Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor, Qatar. However, along with the excitement of the World Cup, Qatar is also facing several controversies. While the allegations of human rights abuses on migrant laborers were going on, now Qatar is also being accused of paying bribes to win the World Cup bid. According to Amjad Taha, a strategic political affairs expert and regional director of the British Center in Saudi Arabia, Qatar paid $7.4 million in bribes to eight Ecuadorian players to lose the opener.
From his official Twitter handle, he wrote “Exclusive: Qatar bribed eight Ecuadorian players $7.4 million to lose the opener(1-0 ⚽️ 2nd half). Five Qatari and #Ecadour insiders confirmed this.We hope it’s false. We hope sharing this will affect the outcome.The world should oppose FIFA corruption.
However, so far neither Qatar nor FIFA has given any statement on these allegations / FIFA World Cup 2022 scandle. Qatar will aim to impress in their World Cup opener versus Ecuador, hoping to stave off relegation. They have faced each other in three matches, with both sides winning one game each.
Qatar, who are also making their World Cup debut, will be eyeing glory in front of the home crowd. The last time a team making their World Cup debut won their first match was in 2002 when Senegal beat France. Qatar has been dogged by allegations of human rights abuses for migrant workers, bribery to win World Cup bid, banning beer in stadiums.