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France Football Claim To Have Proof That Qatar Rigged 2022 World Cup Vote

By Chris Wright

After conducting an investigation of their own, French football magazine France Football  – yes, the Ballon d’Or monsieurs – have claimed that they are sitting on empirical evidence that the bidding process for the 2022 World Cup was rigged in Qatar’s favour.

In a brief summary article posted on their website entitled ‘Should the 2022 World Cup be reassigned?‘, the magazine published the following passage:

“France Football has conducted an investigation on the appointment, without any apparent logic, of Qatar as the host country of the World 2022 , made twelve years before the competition.

“The result is instructive. Between acts of collusion and corruption that FF identifies in (our Tuesday edition), the designation has an odour of scandal that forces us to ask the only question that matters: should the 2022 World Cup vote be cancelled?”

The results of the probe allegedly prove that, back in December 2010, Qatar bought the votes of FIFA executives and won the bid – beating off strong competition from the USA, South Korea, Japan and Australia.

France Football claim the votes of Issa Hayatou and Jacques Anouma from the African Football Confederation (CAF) were purchased for $1.5 million each.

Also in 2010, Qatar spent $1.25 million to secure the four votes from FIFA’s African executives. In addition, the then-French president, Nicolas Sarkozy, asked UEFA president Michel Platini to support Qatar’s bid for “geopolitical reasons.”

France Football reckon that Sarkozy and Platini then met with Qatar’s Crown Prince Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani to discuss Qatar giving French football a little something back in return and, lo and behold, skip forward a year or so and the Qatar Investment Authority are purchasing 70% of Paris Saint-Germain.

Shock and… wait for it… horror!

We cannot stress enough that nothing has been proven at all, but France Football are adamant that their findings will stand up and have submitted their evidence to FIFA.

Yeah, just leave the file on Honest Sepp’s desk and he’ll sort it.

Sort it through a shredder.

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By Chris on January 29th, 2013 in International football, Newsnow, World Cup. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

15 Responses to “France Football Claim To Have Proof That Qatar Rigged 2022 World Cup Vote”

  1. Kurt says:

    Please God, let this be true.

  2. TravisKOP says:

    Glad someone is taking a fuckin stand!

  3. Bear says:

    Honestly, I wouldn’t be surprised if it were confirmed. That’s the sad part.

  4. Drewsephus says:

    Ya think?! Shocker.

  5. Vasko says:

    I cannot comprehend how FIFA can be so corrupt. It amazes me how moronic Blatter really is. Their should be some sort of impeachment clause.

  6. guilty says:

    Money makes the world go round.Organization of all major competition
    are fixed and corrupted,what else is new.

  7. Jaroslav says:

    The French should look after themselves after remarkably/wrongly getting the 2016 Euros.

  8. MrMac says:

    No one can be shocked about this, come on.

    question is – will something now happen if proof enough?

    doubtful sadly.

  9. Celso Abreu says:

    Shame on you platini…

  10. Kei says:

    Words can’t explain how dumbfounded I am about these allegations.

  11. dotdot says:

    London Olympics????? Guys you are all so naive, you all make me laugh. Childish nationalist comments, everything is about money, no more no less. All competitions are involving bribes. Wake up guys, it s about money not sport. And that just sport. If it would be involving the banking or oil industry, it would be even worse. Type Barclays \ Apparteid or Total \ Burma.

  12. lars hansen says:

    well, then maybe all the leagues can just quit their memberships in both fifa and uefa and start a new organization. ;)

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