Qatar offers Ecuadorian players millions to lose the FIFA World Cup Opening Match


Qatar, the host country of the 2022 World Cup, is said to have paid Ecuadorian players in order for them to lose the FIFA World Cup opening match. The two teams kick off the World Cup on Sunday, with this being the only game that is played on that day, but it will be followed by England’s game against Iran on Monday.

Amjad Taha has now reported that Qatar paid eight Ecuadorian players $7.4 million in order for them to lose the FIFA World Cup opening match on Sunday by a 1-0 score in the second half. Amjad Taha is the regional director of the British Middle East Center for Studies and Research in Bahrain. Furthermore, Taha said that while he hopes the information is wrong, he also believes that sharing the information, may lead to a different result in the opening match of the 2022 World Cup.

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Taha said, “Qatar bribed eight Ecuadorian players $7.4 million to lose the opener (1-0 2nd half). Five Qatari and Ecuador insiders confirmed this. We hope it’s false. We hope sharing this will affect the outcome. The world should oppose FIFA corruption”.

As a result of several inquiries into the tiny Sheikdom’s successful 2010 bid, Qatar has been accused of having ‘bought’ the hosting rights. Qatar has also been claimed to have paid up to $3 million in bribes to FIFA officials in order to acquire the hosting rights for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Moreover, there are allegations that Qatar paid officials from other football associations, including Cameroon, Ivory Coast, and Nigeria, in order to obtain their votes.

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