Posted 18 ноября 2022,, 07:06

Published 18 ноября 2022,, 07:06

Modified 24 декабря 2022,, 22:38

Updated 24 декабря 2022,, 22:38

Journalist Amjad Tah alleges Qatar bribes Ecuador players

Journalist Amjad Tah alleges Qatar bribes Ecuador players

18 ноября 2022, 07:06
Amjad Tah, a journalist and regional head of the British Center for Middle East Studies, said that Qatar bribed eight players of the Ecuador football team for $7.4 million so that the Ecuadorian team would lose in the opening match of the World Cup.

- Five insiders from Qatar and Ecuador confirmed this. We hope this is a lie. We hope that the dissemination of this information will affect the result (0:1, goal in the second half). The world must resist corruption in FIFA,” the journalist wrote on his page on the social network.

Recall that the World Cup is scheduled for the period November 20 - December 18. Qatar will face Ecuador in the opening match. Both teams are in Group A, along with the Netherlands and Senegal.

Earlier it was reported that the main sporting event of the year - the World Cup could be overshadowed not only by the heat, but also by the death penalty of the most famous Iranian scorer.