Ever since Qatar was awarded the 2022 World Cup, it has been surrounded by controversy. United Stats media still claims that the U.S. was supposed to win the bid to host the tournament, but it believed that Qatar bought the bid.
However, then FIFA president Sepp Blater has since come out saying that the World Cup is given to the country with the most political influence at the time. Blatter said that France wanted the World Cup in Qatar.
It is interesting to see how the rest of the world is covering this controversy, compared to how U.S. media is covering the topic. United States coverage focuses on how the 2022 World Cup should be hosted by the U.S., while a lot of coverage focuses on the entire controversy.
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