Fie on FIFA

The award of the 2022 football World Cup competition to Qatar may at first glance seem a bonus for Asia, beating out bids by the US and Australia, which have never hosted it, and South Korea, which was joint host with Japan in 2002. But Qatar's success not only looks like further confirmation of the corruption which lies at the heart of FIFA – the little clique which controls award of the competition -- but is a slap in the face of the climate change talks now taking place in Cancun.

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