Bastian Schweinsteiger celebrates at the 2014 FIFA World Cup
CAIRO – 9 October 2017: Qatar will not be able to host the 2022 World Cup after the country’s neighbors broke off diplomatic relations and blockaded its borders in June, assured the Qatari opposition on their “Direct Qatar” page on Twitter.
Qatar will suffer from the delay of materials necessary to construct the nine stadiums and huge infrastructure to host the 2022 World Cup after Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain have closed the only land route into Qatar and refused to allow use of their sea ports or airspace.
If the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) assures Qatar’s inability to finish the infrastructure due to the blockade, it would withdraw the tournament, especially as tourists would not be able to arrive to Qatar.
In addition, “The football community worldwide should agree that …major tournaments should not be played in countries that actively support terror,” the German Football Association (DFB) president, Reinhard Grindel, said in June after the blockade.
The seriousness of the crisis is greater than any of the formidable challenges Qatar has faced since winning the vote in 2010 from FIFA’s now discredited executive committee, according to The Guardian.
In September, the Arab Federation for Human Rights called for pulling the 2022 World Cup from Qatar by providing two reports. One report claims that Qatar monetarily bribed to host the World Cup, Saudi News Channel reported.