FIFA bribery scandal: 2022 World Cup bought by Qatar?

The Takeaway

Emails have emerged implicating the top brass of FIFA, world soccer’s governing body, essentially sold the 2022 World Cup to the country of Qatar. American officials are fuming after their bid to host the games failed. Suspensions have been handed down and the future of FIFA remains in doubt.


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