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Bribery charges upset Qatar's soccer field of dreams [Arab lobby, money - Why US lost]
| May 24, 2011
Posted on 06/02/2011 7:31:27 AM PDT by PRePublic
Bribery charges upset Qatar's soccer field of dreams - News
Britain's Sunday Times newspaper earlier this month alleged that two members of the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) took bribes of $1.5 million to back Qatar's 2022 bid.
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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: arablobby; arabs; bribery; cheaters; corruption; fifa; lobby; qatar; soccer; soccersucks
Remember that we (the US) lost to Qatar in the bid... Now you know why.
posted on 06/02/2011 7:31:30 AM PDT
But isn’t Qatar one of the 57 states?
posted on 06/02/2011 7:36:54 AM PDT
Bribery and corruption are so ubiquitous in the rest of the world that I can’t believe they’re even making an issue of this.
if there is anyone who doesn’t clearly understand that these location-choosing committes are designed with bribery in mind and as a primary goal of its members, they certainly have not been reading the news for the past many years.
Szymanski of Cass Business School said the biggest threat to Qatar's staging the World Cup remains the weather. Summer temperatures on Qatar can reach a scorching 50-degrees-centigrade (120 degrees Fahrenheit), which is significantly higher than anything most players have ever experienced. Moreover, FIFA regulations require World Cup games be played under an open-roof stadium.
Reading the last few paragraphs of the article will probably leave most wondering why Qatar was ever awarded the World Cup in the first place. Bribery would be one of the few logical explanations.
posted on 06/02/2011 7:49:32 AM PDT
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