Fifa World Cup Hosting Agreement
According to leaked documents seen by the Sunday Times, Qatar`s state-owned Al Jazeera (now beIN Sport) secretly offered FIFA $400 million for broadcasting rights, just 21 days before FIFA announced qatar would hold the 2022 World Cup. The contract also documented a secret televised agreement between FIFA and Qatar`s media show Al Jazeera, according to which $100 million will only be deposited into a particular FIFA account if Qatar wins the 2010 World Cup vote. An additional $480 million was offered by the Government of the State of Qatar three years after the first offer, bringing the amount to $US 880 million offered by Qatar for the organization of the 2022 World Cup. These documents are now part of the Swiss police`s investigation into the bribes.   FIFA declined to comment on the issue and responded in an email to the Sunday Times, writing: “The allegations regarding the bid for the 2022 FIFA World Cup have already been widely commented on by Fifa, which published the Garcia report on Fifa.com in June 2017. Please also note that FIFA has filed a criminal complaint with the Federal Public Prosecutor`s Office, which is still ongoing. FIFA is working with the authorities and will continue to do so.   A spokesman for beIN said in a statement that the company “would not respond to unsubstantiated or wild speculative allegations.”  The idea of holding the tournament in November is controversial, as it would hurt the regular season plans of some national leagues around the world. Commentators have found that the collision with the Western Holiday season would likely cause disruption, while there are concerns about the length of the tournament.  Theo Zwanziger, a member of FIFA`s board of directors, said the awarding of the 2022 World Cup to the desert state of Qatar was a “glaring mistake.”  Frank Lowy, president of the Football Federation of Australia, said that if the 2022 World Cup was postponed to November, which would disrupt the A-League schedule, they would seek compensation from FIFA.  Richard Scudamore, chief executive of the Premier League, said they would consider taking legal action against FIFA because a move would hurt the Premier League`s popular Christmas and New Year`s agenda.  On March 19, 2015, FIFA sources confirmed that the 2022 World Cup final will take place on December 18.  The World Cup usually takes place in the summer of the Northern Hemisphere.
During this season in Qatar, the temperature can reach up to 50°C (122°F).  Qatar says this will not be a problem for the organization of the World Cup. . . .