Qatar allegedly offered $880m secret payment to Fifa for the 2022 World CUp

The British Sunday Times admits that Qatar paid an amount of $880million to the International Football Federation to win the organization of the 2022 World Cup.

The British daily Sunday Times admits that it has documents showing payments of $ 880 million in total from Qatar to FIFA in its Sunday, March 10 edition to hold evidence of payments from Qatar to the International Football Federation (FIFA) to win the organization of the World Cup from 2022.

According to the Sunday Times, the Qatari-owned Al-Jazeera television channel made payments of $ 400 million and $ 480 million three years apart to win a secret deal on the broadcast of the meetings.

These alleged payments would have taken place 20 days after the designation of the host country and after the closure of the FIFA internal investigation to answer the accusations of corruption.

The contract included an unprecedented success fee of $100m that would be paid into a designated FIFA account only if Qatar was successful in the World Cup ballot in 2010.

In an e-mail to the Sunday Times in response to his questions, FIFA stated that “the allegations related to the FIFA World Cup 2022 have already been thoroughly commented by FIFA, which in June 2017, published in full the Garcia report on Fifa.com.”

Qatar was awarded the 2022 World Cup organization in December 2010. It had quickly sparked controversy, with suspicions of corruption against the emirate of gas

In November 2014, the German Hans-Joachim Eckert, co-chairman of the FIFA Ethics Committee, made his findings based on the investigation report conducted by former US prosecutor Michael Garcia on the attribution of the 2018 Worlds, and 2022.

He had considered that if dubious conduct had accompanied the process of awarding the World Cup, they could not be described as corrupt facts or call into question the vote of attribution.

The 2022 World Cup will be played in Qatar, and it is expected to be expanded to 48 teams.

 

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