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FIFA May Re-vote on World Cup Location Following Qatar Bribe Investigation

Following an investigation by the newspaper The Sunday Times, which alleged that FIFA officials accepted millions of dollars in bribes in exchange for awarding the 2022 World Cup to Qatar, the organization may revote on a location. The choice of Qatar has been under scrutiny since it was first announced—for everything from intense summer temperatures (that may force the tournament to be rescheduled) and a tourist dress code, to terrible human rights violations against migrant workers building facilities. Though the Qatar 2022 Bid Committee released a statement denying the allegations, FIFA Vice President Jim Boyce told the BBC that if the evidence of corruption can be confirmed, “I certainly as a member of the executive committee would have absolutely no problem whatsoever if the recommendation was for a re-vote” …

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