8 Ecuadorian players accused of bribed to lose against QatarThe shocking news comes only three days ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup opening with the host team making its debut.
As many as eight Ecuador players bribed to lose in their opening World Cup game on 20th against host Qatar.
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This was brought to the lights by Amjad Taha, an expert in strategic political affairs and regional director of the British center in Saudi Arabia , reported by Spanish Marca.
Qatar and the conservative World Cup
In recent weeks, there have been increasing reports exposing the violation of human rights, the country and the lack of guarantees they have in place to cope with an event that brings together multiple cultures from around the world.
‘Qatar is a mistake,’ says former FIFA President Sepp Blatter.The former president of FIFA when Qatar was awarded the 2022 World Cup hosting rights in 2010, told Swiss newspaper Tages Anzeiger “Qatar is a mistake,” adding that “the choice was bad.”
The huge bribe accuse
The hosts of the World Cup are facing serious accusations, which would leave them in a bad light.
According to Amjad Taha, an expert in strategic political affairs and regional director of the British center in Saudi Arabia, eight Ecuadorian players are alleged to have been bribed $7.4 million in exchange for losing the match against Qatar.
According to the report, the Qataris offered the Ecuadorians that they would let them win 0:1 with a goal in the second half in exchange for a transfer fee.
Earlier, Qatar has been accused in the past of bribing FIFA with millions of dollars to be chosen as the host of the World Cup. Well, that maybe what Mr. Blatter mentioned about ‘the mistake’.
Three days before the start of the World Cup, neither the government nor the Qatar Football Federation has commented on the facts.