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Poll: Should Qatar be stripped of the right to host the 2022 World Cup?

The bidding process and organisation of the tournament has been mired in controversy. So is it time to move it?

A woman celebrates the awarding of the 2022 World Cup to Qatar in 2010.
A woman celebrates the awarding of the 2022 World Cup to Qatar in 2010.
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THE CONTROVERSY SURROUNDING the 2022 World Cup in Qatar rumbles on today after explosive claims that officials were paid millions of dollars to support the bid.

Qatar won the right to host the tournament in controversial circumstances four years ago with much debate about its suitability after reports of human rights abuses in the construction of stadiums and the likelihood that the tournament will be moved to winter because of the extreme summer weather conditions.

Now allegations that officials were bribed to support the bid – claims denied by the tournament’s organisers – have led to calls for the Gulf state to be stripped of the tournament and the bidding process re-run.

But what do you think? Should Qatar be stripped of the right to host the 2022 World Cup? 


Poll Results:

Yes (11942)
No (944)
Dont know (606)



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