Qatar bribed Ecuador players $7.4 million to lose opening match. The FIFA World Cup 2022 is finally here, and on Sunday, at the Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor, hosts Qatar will play Ecuador in the tournament’s opening match. To get here, the hosts had to overcome a great deal of controversy. Some of the charges centers onallegedly paying bribes to secure the privilege to host the World Cup, as well as allegations of mistreatment of migrant workers’ human rights. Just one day before their World Cup opening, the Arab nation is already embroiled in a brand-new scandal.
Amjad Taha, a specialist in strategic political issues and the regional head of the British center in Saudi Arabia, claims that Qatar is accused of paying eight Ecuadorian players a total of $7.4 million in bribes to lose the opening match. He urged the globe to combat FIFA corruption and claimed that his sources were insiders from the Qatar and Ecuador camps. He commented on Twitter as follows: “Exclusive: To lose the opening, Qatar paid eight Ecuadorian players $7.4 million in bribes (1-0 2nd half). This was corroborated by five insiders from Qatar and Ecuador. We pray it’s untrue. We hope that by spreading this, the result will change. The entire world needs to condemn FIFA’s fraud. @MailSport #WorldCup2022 “.
Neither Qatar nor FIFA have released a statement in response to the accusation. After putting an end to beer sales at stadiums, the nation also encountered opposition. To dispel the accusations, Qatar will want to outperform Ecuador in its World Cup debut. Three games have been played between them, with one game being won by each team. When they last faced off, in October 2018, Qatar came out on top 4-3. Qatar, who are also making their World Cup debuts, will be vying for honor in front of their supporters. Senegal defeated France in 2002, the last time a World Cup debutant team won its opening game.
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