Qatar offered FIFA $880 million for hosting the 2022 World Cup - report

FIFA refused to comment on the report and the allegations.

By ALON EINHORN
March 10, 2019 19:29
A computer generated image of Lusail Stadium that will host the 2022 FIFA World Cup final, in Qatar

A computer generated image of Lusail Stadium that will host the 2022 FIFA World Cup final, with seating capacity of 80,000, in Lusail City, north of central Doha, Qatar. (photo credit: REUTERS)

 
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Qatar has reportedly offered a total amount of $880 million to the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) to host the 2022 World Cup, according to a report by The Sunday Times.

The amount was composed of a $400 million secretly paid to FIFA by Al-Jazeera, the Qatari state-run television channel, for broadcasting rights, out of which $100 million are a bonus for winning the ballot for hosting the competition, and an additional $480 million offered by the state of Qatar, three years after the initial offer.

“In the event that the 2022 competition is awarded to the state of Qatar, Al Jazeera shall, in addition to the rights fee, pay to FIFA into the designated account the monetary amount of $100m,” the documents revealed by The Sunday Times read.

FIFA is set to reportedly receive a payment, which includes a portion of the $100m success fee, next month under the contract’s terms.

The documents revealed might be of use in the investigation conducted by the Swiss government on money-laundering suspicions involving the 2022 World Cup bid.

FIFA refused to comment on the allegations.

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