Qatar World Cup 2022: Qatar Undeserved World Cup Win Might Not Happen After All

Ricky SantillanContributor IIMay 19, 2011

LUSAIL CITY, QATAR:  In this handout illustration provided by Qatar 2022, the Qatar 2022 Bid Committee today unveiled detailed plans for the iconic Lusail Stadium. With a capacity in excess of 86,000 and surrounded by water,  the stadium would host the World Cup Opening Match and Final if Qatar wins the rights to stage the 2022 FIFA World Cup. If Qatar is awarded the honour of staging the 2022 FIFA World Cup, construction of the Lusail Stadium will start in 2015 and be completed in 2019.  It will retain its full capacity after 2022. (Illustration by Qatar 2022 via Getty Images)
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Qatar's enormous victory sparked much confusion within the football world as the USA and even Australia were heavy favorites going in before the last 30 days of FIFA's vote. Out of nowhere, Qatar became a heavy contender. Most people in connection with FIFA have praised their infrastructure and their infamous island stadium which became the trademark stadium of its bid.

Qatar is a tiny country, and its financial capabilities to build this extraordinary stadiums does not come into question. Rather, the size, climate and, most importantly, the validity of how they won the bid comes into great question.

According to the Sunday Times, fresh reports state that,”$1.5 million was paid to FIFA executive committee members Issa Hayatou and Jacques Anouma who went on to vote for Qatar.”

FIFA President Sepp Blatter has recently not ruled out a re-vote for the 2022 World Cup and a full-on investigation, which includes a meeting with a “whistleblower” in Zurich

"We are anxiously waiting for these evidences or non-evidences in order so that we can take the adequate steps,” Blatter said in an interview at FIFA Headquarters.

So, for all you people dumbfounded at how Qatar won this bid, and the extraordinary downsides to this win, you're not alone. Sepp Blatter has finally gotten some underlings to tell the truth and a re-vote would put all of this to rest. I am in favor of the re-vote to once and for all put to rest these allegations