The 2022 World Cup was bought. Other votes have been controversial, but the biggest controversy up till 2010 was probably when Charlie Dempsey abstained from casting a deciding vote on the 2006 hosts. That is in no way comparable to what happened with the Qatar vote.
That was no false accusation, Ahmed.
With respect, Hope, the point has been missed somewhat. There are other Middle Eastern nations with WC hosting capabilities. The awarding of the Cup to Qatar was a disaster the moment their tainted name was pulled out of the envelope by Sepp's extremely sticky fingers. This is not a rant against Middle Eastern football, it is a comment on the blatant and overt manipulation of the process, and the fact that FIFA, now so far down the path of their petro dollar-lined dirty highway that they'd need a GPS to find their way back to Honesty City, have decided they are bigger than the game.