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Zulu Jul 29

The Qatar 2022 World Cup bid team broke FIFA rules by running a secret campaign to sabotage their rivals for the tournament, The Sunday Times has claimed.

The newspaper says it has been passed documents by a whistleblower who worked with the Qatar bid.
It says the bid team used a PR agency and former CIA operatives to disseminate fake propaganda about its main competitors, the United States and Australia.

This allegedly involved recruiting prominent figures to criticise the bids in their own countries, thus giving the impression they lacked support at home.

FIFA rules say that bidders must "refrain from making any written or oral statements of any kind, whether adverse or otherwise, about the bids or candidatures of any other member association which has expressed an interest in hosting and staging the competitions".

Qatar's Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy said it "rejected" all the claims made by the paper.
According to The Sunday Times, the alleged smear campaign included paying a professor 9,000 dollars to write a damning report on the economic cost of a US World Cup. So in other words is FIFA also taking the bribes? and is football just  a money machine for dirty money and off shore accounts and no fair play, but power corruption and evil men at their desks pretending fair play is here to stay.

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Juniper Aug 3
I think it was a con and it was all about money and power and greed and that is now what most sports are into now.
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Hideehi Aug 4
I think the football players are so over rated and the money they get and all they do is dive and push players around.
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cab Aug 8
I think all football is full of greed and business men who are using the clubs as a make shift dirty money bank.
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ATeam Aug 12
I think the fact that now they are saying they have to play the world cup in Qatar in winter is rather bad and also they do not have the space to hold such an event. However if you look at the likes of the English football League you will see Qatar airways sponsor the league and some clubs so many be that is why they were chosen because of the money. And the fact that normally they choose the country to host the next world cup after the other country has finished hosting and suddenly do two at a time says con to me. Also The UK made their bid and were told they had a good chance then were not even given a chance to show their film is sad. Money, money, and more money. Greed.Related image
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