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Qatar: The Unfair Advantage

LIB 100, Information Literacy

MW 2

Jessica Washington

Professor A. Tablante

Summer 2014

Topic: Injustice in Qatar hosting the 2022 FIFA World Cup

Thesis Statement: The state of Qatar should be denied the privilege to host the greatly anticipated, 2022 FIFA World Cup due to illegal vote buying, adverse weather conditions, and the violation of the human rights of the migrant workers that die by the thousands constructing the facilities to accommodate these events.

This paper will provide an in depth explanation as to why the judgment in Qatar presenting the 2022 FIFA World cup is both unreasonable and unjust.

Explanation of Sources:

To find information of how Qatar, allegedly, bribed FIFA voters, I used the search engine Google. I then typed in Qatar illegal FIFA vote buying. I looked through all of the websites listed and chose the most credible source. That source was CNN.

In search of information on the death of migrant workers in Qatar, I used Google again. I searched the key words: FIFA World Cup/ treatment of construction workers. I looked for a source I deemed credible and chose thegaurdian.com.

To access weather in Qatar, I used Google’s search engine. I used the key words: weather in Qatar. I found that I had to be more specific; I was showed the actual weather of the current day. So I then put in the words “climate”. I chose weather.com as a credible source

Qatar is said to be the wealthiest nation in the world. However, is it reasonable to allow money to cloud the judgment? Does it exempt individuals from having to follow the same rules as everyone else? The nation of Qatar has used its wealth to persuade FIFA voters to allow them to present the 2022 World Cup. Not only is this unethical, but it could be potentially dangerous. Qatar’s climate could possibly be hazardous to the athletes who will compete. Lastly, a number of expatriate workers die by the day due to the brutal temperature and living conditions. That quantity will increase due to the oncoming construction that will accommodate the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

There are quite a few pieces of evidence that Qatar has illegally bought votes from FIFA executives. For one, a tape has gone viral of Amos Adamu and Tahiti's Reynald Temarii of the two of them offering to sell their vote. Another indication of corruption is emails, reported to have been seen by journalist of the Sunday Times. “The Sunday Times claims to have seen millions of e-mails detailing payments to officials in the Caribbean, Africa and the Pacific designed to secure support for the tiny, gas-rich Middle Eastern emirate's quixotic bid to host the world's most popular sports tournament.” (Montague, 2014)

In the summer, which is when the World Cup is to take place, Qatar’s temperatures soar to 104 degrees and better during daylight hours. The nation is considered to be a BWh climate in Köppen climate classification, which means it has a desert climate. Through education in the medical field, I have learned that a body temperature of 105 degrees can lead to heat stroke and, in some cases, brain damage. Environments like this, often times, have trouble sustaining life, let alone, allow for an athletic competition.

Finally Qatar’s migrant workers will also be the ones to suffer. A devastating large amount of workers will lose their lives in the construction of stadiums to be built for the 2022 World Cup. “The evidence-based...
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