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New Research Reveals Qatar Paid £17 Billion To Host 2022 FIFA World Cup

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 04 / 27 / 15

New research has shown how much Qatar spent on deals -- "including legitimate trade deals" -- in the course of lobbying in the run-up to the '10 vote for the 2022 World Cup, according to Nick Harris of the London DAILY MAIL. Analysis suggests that Qatar spent £17.2B "directly and indirectly on...

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