According to leaked files, Qatar secretly gave $400 million to FIFA only 3 weeks before the nation won the bid to host the 2022 World Cup.
As per those documents, it has been revealed that the executives from Al Jazeera had entered into a TV contract with FIFA in which the massive offer was made. Al Jazeera is a broadcaster that is owned as well as controlled by the state of Qatar, which is headed by the Emir. During that period, it was Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani who was the emir of Qatar.
That contract is also believed to have contained a shocking success fee worth $100 million. Such an unprecedented amount would only be given to FIFA if Qatar managed to win the 2022 World Cup bid.
Under the terms of the contract, FIFA is going to receive a payment of several million dollars next month. This payment will also include a part of the $100 million success fee.
According to The Sunday Times, which has seen the documents, Qatar made an additional offer worth $480 million 3 years later. In other words, Qatar directly offered FIFA $880 million as a part of its efforts to be the host of the 2022 World Cup.