SYDNEY (AP) — Australia’s soccer chief believes the 2022 World Cup may not go ahead in Qatar as planned.
Football Federation Australia chairman Frank Lowy said Monday the “last word hasn’t been heard yet” on the FIFA vote that awarded the event to Qatar over bids from countries including the United States and Australia.
Lowy did not elaborate on how or why Qatar would lose the rights, but said it related to “the state of the FIFA executive committee”, adding “I don’t exactly know where it will bounce. The only thing I know is it’s not over yet.”
Qatar’s successful bid became implicated in a broad-ranging corruption scandal that plagued FIFA this year, with FIFA general secretary Jerome Valcke saying in a leaked email that they “bought the World Cup.”