FIFA WC Match FIXING: Qatar 2022 World Cup – The FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 begins on Sunday. And two days before…
FIFA WC Match FIXING: Qatar 2022 World Cup – The FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 begins on Sunday. And two days before the opening ceremony in Doha, there are several rumors and speculations circulating that the host nation of Qatar tried to bribe its rival, Ecuador. It already hasn’t been a great lead-up to football’s biggest event being held in a nation with a horrendous human rights record. And last thing, the world’s apex footballing council need currently are these match fixing allegations. CHECK FIFA World Cup 2022 LIVE and FIFA WC Opening Ceremony LIVE Updates with InsideSport.IN
FIFA WC Match FIXING? Qatar vs Ecuador Match fixed claims Regional Head of BRITISH Center Middle East Studies, says ‘Qatar Official have paid $7.4 MN Bribe to players’: CHECK OUT
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The British Center for Middle East Studies’ regional director has claimed that Qatar paid eight Ecuadorian players $7.4 million to lose the opening match of the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
On November 20 at the Al Bayt stadium, the tournament will kick off with a match between Qatar and Ecuador. But some grave allegations have surfaced before the fixture. The regional director of the British Center for Middle East Studies, Amjad Taha, on Thursday tweeted:
“Exclusive: Qatar bribed eight Ecuadorian players $7.4 million to lose the opener(1-0 2nd half). Five Qatari and Ecadour insiders confirmed this. We hope it’s false. We hope sharing this will affect the outcome. The world should oppose FIFA corruption.”
Exclusive: Qatar bribed eight Ecuadorian players $7.4 million to lose the opener(1-0 ⚽️ 2nd half). Five Qatari and #Ecadour insiders confirmed this.We hope it’s false. We hope sharing this will affect the outcome.The world should oppose FIFA corruption.@MailSport #WorldCup2022
— Amjad Taha أمجد طه (@amjadt25) November 17, 2022
Although Marc Owen Jones later refuted Taha’s report. Jones teaches as an adjunct at Qatar’s Haman Bin Khalifa University. He asserts that Taha is an unreliable source who knowingly disseminates false information.
Just a heads up if anyone sees a story about Qatar bribing Ecuador 7.4 million to lose the opening game – it started here from a well-known disinformation account who is somehow also the main source in the story @amjadt25 . It’s already got thousands of RTs though pic.twitter.com/2EjjvqEbBV
— Marc Owen Jones (@marcowenjones) November 17, 2022
Up till now, no one has verified Taha’s allegations. However, Front Office Sports claims that FIFA is becoming more concerned about match-fixing and anticipates over $100 billion in wagers (bets) on the competition.