Joseph Blatter 12 days before start World Cup in Qatar gave an interview that deals the biggest blow to the image of the country and FIFA. His words Swiss edition of the Tages-Anzeiger overshadow everything that previously appeared in the press about workers, the attitude towards women and the LGBT community, because all this is only a consequence of what happened in 2010. The statements once again prove that the huge colossus that controls all football in the world is mired in corruption.
The former FIFA president openly stated that Qatar should not have received the World Cup – the United States should have become the host country of the 2022 tournament. This was the initial agreement, but then, at the request of one president, everything had to be replayed – the pressure from outside turned out to be too strong.
Choosing Qatar was a mistake. At that time, we actually agreed in the executive committee that Russia should receive the 2018 FIFA World Cup, and the United States – 2022. It would be a gesture of peace if the two longtime political adversaries took turns organizing the tournaments.
“Zapp, what would you do if your president asked you for something?” Platini asked me. Then I told him that this question did not occur to me because we do not have a president in Switzerland.
Platini could no longer be counted on. Thanks to the four votes given by Michel and his people, the World Cup went to Qatar, not the United States. This is true. Once again: it’s true. But, of course, it was also about money. Six months later, Qatar bought fighter jets from the French for $14.6 billion.
Sports.ru, 08.11.2022, “Blatter said that Sarkozy asked Platini to provide Qatar with the 2022 World Cup: “Qataris bought fighter jets from the French for $ 14.6 billion”: According to Football Leaks, in 2010 ex-French President Sarkozy promised the emir of Qatar a World Cup in 2022 if he bought PSG, and UEFA chief Platini helped arrange it. It was also reported that the Qatari TV channel paid FIFA $ 100 million for choosing the country as the host of the 2022 World Cup. — Inset K.ru
It is interesting that not only the Americans were deceived that year – they were also waiting for victory in England. But their application was eliminated after the first round, because of which everyone in the country was furious and incomprehensible: how could their most brilliant and competitive application get some pathetic two votes?
It turns out that this is how – FIFA officials just agreed on everything in advance.
The fact that Sarkozy interfered in the election of the host country became known back in 2018. Then Football Leaks reported that during a meeting with the Emir of Qatar, the President of France promised him his help with the World Cup in exchange for two things: if he buys PSG and launches the sports channel BeIN Sports in France. For this, Sarkozy was ready to give his word that Platini would provide Qatar’s support in choosing the venue for the 2022 World Cup. PSG eventually became the property of the Qatar Sports Investments fund, and Qatar received the World Cup. This is where the story unfolds.