Half of those who voted for Qatar World Cup 2022 are ‘corrupt, detained or dead’

Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, Emir of Qatar, left, and Sheika Mozah bint Nasser al-Misned hold the World Cup trophy after the announcement of Qatar hosting the 2022 soccer World Cup in Zurich, Switzerland, Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010. (AP)

Half of those who voted for Qatar’s 2022 World Cup bid in the FIFA Executive Committee are reportedly either dead, imprisoned or currently on trial for corruption.

The Guardian
reported earlier this month that 13 officials out of 25 in the executive committee were involved in corruption cases, some of whom were deemed guilty due to evidence, while two others passed away.

The report also listed several other individuals who met the same fate. Among them is Julio Grondona, FIFA’s former senior vice-president, and broadcast executive Jorge Delhon who was found dead by a railway.

The report also said that the “US will continue to take down everyone involved in the decision not to award it 2022.”

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:51 - GMT 06:51