FIFA Corruption Scandal: Follow The Money To Qatar
With FIFA in the eye of the storm, it’s been easy to overlook the role of Qatar in arousing the latest round of suspicion regarding the World Cup and corruption in global soccer. Over the past several years, the government of Qatar has been involved in a meticulous plan to exchange its vast natural resource riches for global influence, targeting soccer—among other things—in particular. And while that, in of itself, isn’t a bad thing, the Qatari bid for the 2022 World Cup is being investigated by Swiss Authorities, as Qatar has positioned itself as one of the key players in elite football.

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