Since it was announced that the World Cup 2022 was to be held in Qatar there have been several allegations of corruption.
In May 2011 banned FIFA vice-president Jack Warner leaked a message which claimed Mohamed Bin Hammam did a deal so that the Gulf state could host the tournament. FIFA president Sepp Blatter was cleared over bribery accusations as Warner and Bin Hammam, who was standing against Blatter for president, were suspended.
Last November FIFA confirmed that the recently appointed chief investigator of its ethics committee will look into new corruption allegations surrounding Qatar’s successful bid for the 2022 World Cup. Qatar had discussions about a $1m sponsorship deal for a gala dinner organised by the son of a Fifa executive committee member later banned from football for three years.
The official FIFAWorldCup account was also hacked and said: FIFA executives held a meeting regarding the decision to host the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. It was decided that the president Sepp Blatter is to step down due to corruption charges. Sepp Blatter has been investigated for multiple charges of bribery. It has been found that the emir of Qatar has deposited €1.5 billion in an anonymous Swiss account. This was done days prior to the decision to host the cup in Qatar. Emails between the Qatari foreign ministry and Mr. Blatter were found to conspire against some teams. The decision to disqualify the Syrian team on a technicality was found to he politically based.