The four-year wait is finally over for football fans all over the world, as the Qatar-hosted 2022 FIFA World Cup finally kicked off on November 20. Whether a football fan or not you’ve probably heard something about the controversies surrounding this year’s edition of the world’s most famous sporting event.
Qatar’s selection as host of the 2022 FIFA World Cup has sparked significant concerns and issues over the integrity of the FIFA World Cup bidding process and Qatar’s viability as a host nation. There have been criticisms of Qatar’s limited football history, high cost, the local climate, bribery in the bidding process, and Qatar’s record of human rights violations by media outlets, sporting experts, and human rights organizations. However, comparable issues have been present in previous FIFA World Cup hosts.
In addition to criticisms regarding Qatar’s various cases of human rights abuse, particularly concerning the treatment of migrants and the LGBTQ+, the decision to host the World Cup in Qatar has led to suspicions of ‘sportswashing.’
Some have asserted that Qatar’s hot climate and lackluster football culture are proof of FIFA’s corruption and bribes to secure hosting rights. The attendance figures at the Qatar World Cup 2022 have also been scrutinized, as they have reportedly exceeded the available seating despite the clear visibility of empty seats.
Numerous countries, football clubs, and players are boycotting the event, and former FIFA President Sepp Blatter has stated that it was a mistake to award Qatar hosting rights.
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