Why Qatar Got So Rich, So Fast

QUATRAFIFA officials were recently indicted in a $150 million bribery scandal in connection with the selection of South Africa as the host country for the 2010 World Cup.

At the same time, Switzerland has announced a criminal investigation into the awarding of the 2022 World Cup to Qatar.

Allegedly awful conditions for migrant workers along with 120-degree summers always made Qatar seem like an odd fit for host.?

With the new investigation and multiple accusations of bribery around Qatar’s bid, it seems increasingly likely that Qatar was chosen for one reason: It has a lot of money.