Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and the United Arab Emirates cut ties with Qatar, claiming that the small Gulf country is a state sponsor of terrorism. Does Qatar fund terror? Let’s look at the facts:
FIFA, soccer’s worldwide governing body, picked Qatar to host the World Cup in 2022. FIFA itself will spend about $2 billion on the event, much of which will go to Qatari businesses. In addition, FIFA sponsors bring billions to the country as well. Every single soccer jersey, beer, or other item sold by a foreign company in Qatar is subject to corporate tax. An estimated 3.4 million people will attend the World Cup, and many of them will fly on Qatar Airways – an airline owned by the government.
By holding the World Cup in Qatar, FIFA is supplying Qatar with millions, possibly billions, of dollars that it can then use to fund terrorist groups.
Construction has already begun on some of the stadiums – but there are other cities with other stadiums already constructed, and the new host nation would have 5 years to build additional infrastructure.
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