MLS commissioner Don Garber pronounced that FIFA’s preference to endowment a 2022 World Cup to Qatar could infer to be a “monumental disaster,” according to a Sports Business Journal.
Garber was vocalization during a 2014 IMG World Congress of Sports when he was asked about a new news alleging that FIFA’s former VP had been paid $1.2 million by a organisation related to Qatar’s World Cup bid.
“That now is going to get a lot some-more legs,” he said. “If some-more comes out, who knows what happens. It’s really disappointing. It’s an upsetting aspect of a tellurian football business.”
As reported by The Telegraph on Monday, former FIFA VP Jack Warner, who quiescent in 2011 amidst accusations of usurpation bribes, was paid $1.2 million from a former Qatari football executive. Another $750K was reportedly paid to his sons.
Aside from a new revelations about Warner, a 2022 World Cup has been mired in debate since a withering meridian could force a contest from a summer to a winter months. One obstacle, underneath this scenario, would be that a World Cup would meddle with Europe’s domestic leagues.
But a potentially bigger problem arises underneath a probability of a winter World Cup.
“Their promote partners competence have a problem with it going adult opposite [NFL] football,” Garber said. “It affects all of us for many, many years.”
One resolution – Garber remarkable he hopes a eventuality is eventually changed – could be to pierce a World Cup to a US.
“We positively would be happy to horde it here and have a lot of large stadiums that could spin it around and horde on a really brief notice. But we’re going to be on a sidelines on this and wish that FIFA can solve this in a approach that’s good for a sport.”