Qatar paid FIFA 880 million dollars for the right to host the 2022 world Cup
The Sheikh of Qatar, Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani and the head of estimated Commission FIFA Harold Mayne-Nicholls in Doha in September 2010
KIEV. March 11. UNN. Qatar secretly offered FIFA $ 400 million in three weeks before making organization decisions about which will host the world Cup in 2022. This is evidenced by the investigation of journalists of newspaper The Sunday Times published on Sunday, 10 March, reports UNN.
First, the assumption that Qatar won the right to host the 2022 world Cup by illegal means, was made a member of the delegation of Australia, which was defeated — Bonito Mersiades in the book “whatever it takes: the inside story methods FIFA” in 2018.
In particular, Mercedes claimed that at the time, FIFA was concerned that in the event of the 2022 world Cup in Qatar, the Executive body of the championship will face financial losses. The broadcaster Al-Jazeera under a secret agreement was offered free transfer to the football Association of $ 100 million as a bonus, if she chooses Qatar.
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The agreement was concluded with the consent of Jerome valcke, who in 2010 was the General Secretary of FIFA, wrote in his book, Mersiades. In 2016 valcke was dismissed without the right of recovery on charges of bribery.
The journalists of the Sunday Times said that documents that it has confirmed the charges, Mersiades.
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According to investigators, the contract between the broadcaster Al-Jazeera and FIFA really appeared the unprecedented sum of 100 million dollars, which was to be transferred to the specified account FIFA if the football Association will make a choice in favor of Qatar.
“If the competition in 2022 will be held in Qatar, Al-Jazeera agrees in addition to the fee for the rights (broadcast — ed) to transfer to the desired account FIFA cash amount of $ 100 million,” — said journalists the contract.
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The following proposal is for the sum of 480 million dollars received FIFA three years later, namely from the sports channel Al-Jazeera — BeIN Sports for the rights to broadcast the Championships in 2026 and 2030. The channel has committed itself to transfer FIFA another 480 million dollars as payment for broadcasting rights. This information is contained in the copy of the secret agreement to purchase the rights to broadcast the games, which fell into the hands of journalists.
As stated in the investigation, the document appears as evidence in the corruption case, which started on FIFA Swiss police.
Damian Collins, Chairman of the Committee on digital technologies, culture, media and sport in the British Parliament, in response to the publication of The Sunday Times, demanded from FIFA to freeze payments from Al-Jazeera and begin immediate investigation of the incident. The contract in question, called the policy “a clear violation of the rules”.
In turn, the representatives of FIFA said that the organization “has been cooperating and will continue to cooperate with the authorities”.
In 2010 for the right to host the 2022 world Cup, in addition to Qatar, competed USA, Australia, South Korea and Japan.
As reported UNN, Qatar broke FIFA rules by organizing a secret campaign of “black operations” against its rivals, competed in the fight for the right to host the world Cup in 2022.