The Fall of Fifa? How Qatar Got the 2022 World Cup

The awarding of the 2022 FIFA World Cup to Qatar sparked controversy and allegations of corruption. The tiny Gulf nation, with a population of just over 2 million and a scorching summer climate, seemed an unlikely choice to host the world's biggest sporting event. Questions arose about how Qatar secured the rights, leading to investigations into bribery and influence-peddling. The scandal led to arrests, indictments, and the eventual downfall of FIFA President Sepp Blatter. The incident highlighted the need for transparency and accountability in international sports organizations and left a lasting stain on the reputation of FIFA.