In what is undoubtedly the least surprising English sentence ever constructed: Turns out FIFA are corrupt as shit.
“If it comes to pass and the courts rule that in fact some manipulation was made and bribes were taken, then I don’t believe there’s any other choice but to have a revote. If there is a revote, I think Australia should bid again.”
The Qatar cup has been the subject of extreme controversy from the moment it was awarded the tournament. The tiny Arab nation has an appalling human rights record, virtually no soccer culture, and suffers from extreme sweltering heat in the summer, which the nation’s tournament bidders claimed they could counteract by building stadiums with massive, revolutionary cooling systems.