According to the investigation of the British newspaper The Sunday Times, in 2010 Qatar ordered publications in the press which defamed the applications of Australia, the U.S., South Korea and Japan. Besides, Qatar had allegedly hiring former officers of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency and New York branch office of a famous American company Brown Lloyd Jones to win the competition.
Despite the evidence of corruption, the Swiss and American law enforcers recognized that FIFA has a right to reconsider the results of the competition.
Due to climatic conditions, the World Cup of 2022 will be held not in summer, but in November-December.
Michel Platini was elected the President of UEFA in 2007. In 2015, FIFA arbitration chamber on etiquette has suspended an org-man for eight times. In May 2016, this term was reduced to four years.