The FIFA World Cup 2022 opener for Ecuador is set for Sunday in Al Khor, and Qatar has been accused of paying off its players to make sure they lose.
The FIFA World Cup 2022 is finally here, and on Sunday, hosts Qatar and Ecuador will square off at the Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor. The hosts had to overcome a lot of controversy to get here. Some of the charges centre on Qatar allegedly paying bribes to secure the privilege to host the World Cup, as well as claims of mistreatment of migrant workers’ human rights. Just one day before their World Cup opening, the Arab nation is already embroiled in a brand-new scandal
Amjad Taha, a specialist in strategic political issues and the regional head of the British centre in Saudi Arabia, claims that Qatar is accused of paying eight Ecuadorian players a total of $7.4 million in bribes to lose the opening match.
He encouraged the globe to combat FIFA corruption and claimed that his sources were insiders from the Qatar and Ecuador camps.
He commented on Twitter as follows: “Exclusive: Qatar bribed eight Ecuadorian players $7.4 million to lose the opener(1-0 2nd half). Five Qatari and #Ecadour insiders confirmed this.We hope it’s false. We hope sharing this will affect the outcome.The world should oppose FIFA corruption. @MailSport #WorldCup2022”.
Neither Qatar nor FIFA have released a statement in response to the accusation. After putting an end to beer sales at stadiums, the nation also encountered opposition. In order to dispel the accusations, Qatar will want to outperform Ecuador in their World Cup debut. Three games have been played between them, with one game being won by each team.
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