I just paid $400 for two nosebleed tickets for a pre-season practice game that will probably not feature the biggest names of the sport playing for arguably the two most famous soccer teams on this planet (Manchester United and Barcalona). I'm not bitching. I didn't have to pay for this. It's just an example of how much money is flowing here. The game is a "sellout" (you can still pay scalpers for tickets).
Doha, Qatar has an average high temperature of over 100° F in June. It has a dreadful human rights record regarding its migrant worker population.
Yet, this country was selected as host of the 2022 World Cup.
We'll move the tournament to November and December when it's cooler (despite being mid-season for the major leagues in Europe), FIFA says.
We'll investigate the poor working conditions, FIFA says.
By the way, Qatar is the richest country in the world by GDP per capita.
Finally, finally, this organization is being taken down.
For soccer fans worldwide, it's been a long time coming.
This bribery scandal could be the biggest in history. We're talking billions of dollars.
It's about damn time.