Allegations of bribery have been leveled against Qatar in relation to their match against Ecuador, which took place just a few days before the start of the 2022 World Cup.
This claim was made by Amjad Taha, the regional director of the British Middle East Center for Studies and Research, to his more than 400,000 followers on Twitter. Amjad Taha is a British national.
He said that Qatar had paid Ecuadorian players to the tune of $7.4 million so that they would lose the first game of the tournament, which was scheduled to take place at the Al Bayt Stadium on November 20.
He posted on Twitter the following: “Exclusive: Qatar paid eight Ecuadorian players $7.4 million to lose the opening (1-0 2nd half).” The information was validated by five Qatari and Ecadour insiders. We really hope that it’s not true. We have high hopes that making this information public will change the outcome. The whole community needs to stand up to FIFA’s unscrupulous practices. Tweets containing “@MailSport #WorldCup2022”
Even though this is not the first time that charges of bribery have been hurled against Qatar and FIFA, the governing body of football has declined to comment on the tale that has gone viral.
Earlier, it was claimed by Sports Brief that Netflix had officially launched a controversial documentary series that allegedly showed the corruption that exists inside FIFA.
The four-part documentary series called “FIFA Uncovered” explored a wide range of topics, the most important of which was the manner in which Qatar and Russia were given the unjust award of the hosting rights for the World Cup in 2022 and 2018, respectively.
Netflix came to its conclusions by putting together the comments of insiders who spoke out, industry experts, and former and current FIFA officials.