FIFA Unsurprisingly Clears Qatar, Russia Of Corruption
FIFA, an organization rife with corruption allegations, has cleared Qatar and Russia of wrongdoing in the bidding for the next two World Cups.By Sebastian Martinez | November 13, 2014
Corruption allegations have dogged FIFA over its decision to award the 2022 World Cup to Qatar. Now, its ethics committee has cleared the gulf state along with 2018 host Russia — and FIFA itself — of any wrongdoing during the bidding process.
The allegations specifically focused on possible improper payments from supporters of World Cup bids from Qatar and Russia to members of the executive committee in charge of awarding the tournament. (Video via PBS)
The ethics committee is supposed to be independent, but its decision is very convenient for FIFA and somewhat flies in the face of another investigation the organization commissioned into the bidding process.