NO 2022 World Cup in Qatar
FIFA organizes a World Cup every four years and the host of the tournament is decided by FIFA's executive board members. In order for Qatar to host the World Cup in 2022 they had to illegally bribe FIFA executive's for votes. Here are the main reasons why Qatar should not host the World Cup:
1. Corruption: Jack Warner, a FIFA official, was bribed with $2 million in exchange for Qatar's vote. Bin Hammam president of the Asian Football Confederation at the time paid several FIFA officials $5 million in total of bribes in exchange for Qatar's vote.
2. Labor: Labor in Qatar has been compared to slavery. One source estimates that 4000 migrant workers will die on World Cup construction sites across Qatar. The workers are housed in claustrophobic and unsanitary housing. They are often not let out of the country and are worked to death. On average the workers earn seven dollars a day which is below the national minimum wage per hour.
3. Infrastructure: The country has no real soccer history, therefore they have no stadiums already built which means that they will have to build eight stadiums from scratch. The city that is planned to host the final is Lusail city which doesn't even exist yet. They also have a shortage of hotel rooms so they devised a plan to put tents in the desert to house the thousands of fans attending the World Cup, this will cost a total of $220 billion which could have been used to better the working conditions of the workers or the grassroots of soccer in Qatar.
4. Laws: Homosexuality and drinking in public is illegal in Qatar which could become a major problem as beer is a part of soccer's culture. It is unacceptable for FIFA to award such a major sporting event to a country who has such a backwards thinking in outlawing homosexuality.
5. Disruption: Usually the World Cup is played in June-July, but because of the scorching heat in Qatar at that time, FIFA moved the World Cup to November-December which would disrupt 50 leagues across the world.