2014 March 21
originally posted on facebook

After having heard the news that some hundreds of migrant construction workers are believed to have died in Qatar in preparations for the 2022 world cup, I learned that the consultants hired by FIFA to analyze the bids ranked Qatar last out of those countries bidding for 2022. (They also ranked Russia, the 2018 host, last out of the 2018 bidders.) One concern is that Qatar plans to build an airport, 4 cities, and 9 stadiums (using cooling technology that does not exist yet) by 2022 to meet minimum requirements for hosting. Below are two tables from the consultants’ report.

Some of the individuals who voted for Qatar allegedly walked away with over a million dollars in bribes.

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