When Qatar was awarded the 2022 World Cup, a lot of fairytale promises were made to try and convince people that the smallest country ever granted hosting duties could actually pull it off. Now coming up on four years after the first announcement and still eight years away from kickoff, those promises are steadily and predictably falling apart. The following is the natural progression of that trend.
Did we say we could build our infrastructure without employing slave labor resulting in the deaths of thousands of migrant workers? Turns out 1,200 workers have reportedly died already and that number could rise to 4,000 by the time the projects are finished.
Did we say we didn't bribe anyone to win hosting duties? Turns out a FIFA executive committee member had more than $3 million magically appear in his 10-year-old daughter's bank account after he voted for us.Read More »from A natural progression of Qatar's 2022 World Cup backpedaling