Despite citing concerns about the health of players and spectators due to extreme heat in their pre vote assessment reports, the great thinkers of the FIFA selection committee led by a clown named Sepp Blatter decided to award the 2022 World Cup to Qatar. Common sense and the wishes of the footballing world be damned, Blatter seemed to have decided months ago that pumping his ridiculously massive and unwarranted ego by bringing the World Cup to a Middle Eastern nation was more important than promoting the sport itself.
In a shameful and transparent election process that saw the 2022 World Cup awarded to a country with a population of 1.6 million and average temperatures of 111 degrees in June and July, FIFA has hopefully opened themselves up to even more scrutiny and investigation. Despite reports of attempted bribery by Qatar representatives, FIFA arrogantly flipped the finger to anyone who would dare question them by awarding 2018 to Russia and 2022 to Qatar.
As evidence of the voter's questionable allegiances consider that England, a country that was considered the front runner for 2018, received the least amount of votes and was eliminated in the first round of voting after a British news agency aired this excellent report about corruption and bribery within FIFA.
By 2022, Qatar has proposed to build twelve new air conditioned super stadia in a country that already is the world's largest per capita emitter of CO2. The voters also ignored the fact that these buildings will likely be white elephants come August of 2022 in Qatar. Even more shockingly, Qatar nearly won the vote in a landslide and practically secured the award in the first round by earning 10 of the 22 available ballots. Australia, who many believed was the next most sensible selection after the United States received one vote. One.
The final tally wasn't close either. In the final round Qatar easily outdistanced USA by a vote of 14-8. Shame on you Blatter and FIFA......shame on you.