From Oil Field to Football Field: Why Are So Many World Cup Contenders Resource-Dependent?

Originally posted on Oilnews:
Source: resourcegovernance.org Qatar’s alleged plot to “buy” the 2022 World Cup has been making global news recently, with salacious stories of bribes paid to African and South American FIFA officials and deals to exchange natural gas for votes. Whether or not the allegations are true, oil revenues made Qatar’s 2022 bid possible. In 2010, Qatar collected…