Russia and Qatar? Has it really got to this level of corruption at FIFA? As soon as Qatar was announced you could almost hear the Swiss bankers groan, “Well, there goes my lunch break.”
Russia, you can live with. It can be justified and you’d think that FIFA would settle for that, count their cash, and head off to trough content with the day’s take. But Qatar? With a population less than Metro Vancouver, summer temperatures in the high 40’s, a penchant for Medieval justice and ZERO history of any sort of success in the game EVER? It reeks.
But no country floats on cash like Qatar. And that money comes directly from an unelected Emirate that doesn’t need to worry about someone auditing their books.
Unbelievable. Some great posts on Twitter about the announcements but this pic sums it up for me. It’s the Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko grabbing the World Cup from Blatter.