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FIFA World Cup | A look at all the controversies surrounding the mega tournament

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From the contentious bidding process to the human cost of FIFA 2022, here’s a look at the controversies surrounding the Qatar World Cup.

November 18, 2022 / 12:25 PM IST

Ever since Qatar won the right to host the 2022 World Cup, the country has been engulfed in controversies, especially how a tiny nation of 3 million people with no soccer pedigree managed to win a secret vote to become host. (Image: News18 Creative) Ever since Qatar won the rights to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup, the country has been engulfed in controversies, especially how a tiny nation of 3 million people with no soccer pedigree managed to win a secret vote to become host. (Image: News18 Creative) Two members of the 24-man FIFA executive committee that chooses the hosts were suspended before the 2010 ballot after being filmed offering their support for cash. (Image: News18 Creative) Two members of the 24-man FIFA executive committee that chooses the hosts were suspended before the 2010 ballot after being filmed offering their support for cash. (Image: News18 Creative) Tournament could help modernize the country’s image, make it a tourism and business destination. (Image: News18 Creative) The tournament could help modernize the country’s image, make it a tourism and business destination. (Image: News18 Creative) Reports of inhumane treatment and unsafe working conditions of labourers in world cup infrastructure were recorded. (Image: News18 Creative) Reports of inhumane treatment and unsafe working conditions of labourers in world cup infrastructure were recorded. (Image: News18 Creative)

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Thousands of migrants alleged to have died suddenly and without investigation in the years since the country was awarded the tournament. (Image: News18 Creative) Allegedly, thousands of migrants have died suddenly and without investigation in the years since the country was awarded the tournament. (Image: News18 Creative) Homesexuality is officially illegal, offenders face fines and up to seven years. (Image: News18 Creative) Homesexuality is officially illegal, offenders face fines and up to seven years of imprisonment. (Image: News18 Creative) FIFA, the World Cup, and Qatar’s Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy claim to be “committed to reducing and offsetting all carbon emissions”, and to put on a “carbon neutral FIFA World Cup.” (Image: News18 Creative) FIFA, the World Cup, and Qatar’s Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy claim to be “committed to reducing and offsetting all carbon emissions”, and to put on a “carbon neutral FIFA World Cup.” (Image: News18 Creative)

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