French magazine France Football is again charging that there was purchase of votes to give Qatar the 2022 World Cup.
In a 20-page report, the publication affirms that the Qataris bought the Wold Cup with the help of France, FIFA and the Arab Emirates who took part in a 'fair exchange'.
The magazine points to current UEFA president, Michel Platini, as one of the men responsible for the negotiation. According to the report, it all began on November 23, 2010 at Élysée Palace. There there was a secret lunch between former French president Nicolas Sarkozi, prince Al-Thani, Michel Platini and the former owner of PSG.
According to France Football, the Qataris committed to rescuing the French club and return it to its glory while also creating a channel that would weaken Canal +. In exchange, Platini would stop supporting the American campaign for the 2022 World Cup.
Little time after that, Qatar was chosen to host the World Cup depsite having no installations prepared for that type of event. The report goas on to pressure Qatar to justify its candidature while also shedding light on Zinedine Zidane's support for the World Cup, leaving shadows of doubt and corruption on many FIFA members as well as Platini.