Russia, Qatar Could Lose Big If FIFA World Cup Bids Revoked
There's a chance FIFA's corruption scandal could cost Russia and Qatar their world cup bids, but both countries have already invested heavily.By Jay Strubberg | June 7, 2015
Sunday, a high-ranking FIFA official said Russia and Qatar, hosts of the 2018 and 2022 FIFA World Cup, could be stripped of those winning bids if the countries engaged in wrongdoing.
According to Swiss publication Sonntagszeitung, FIFA's compliance leader Domenico Scala said those awards will be revoked if evidence shows either country used bribes to obtain votes.
Scala also said, through translation, "This evidence has not been provided." And both Russia and Qatar deny engaging in any misconduct to score hosting privileges.