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FIFA Expansion Plan for 2022 World Cup Halted

Expand France's Kylian Mbappe celebrate winning the World Cup with teammates at Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, Russia, July 15, 2018, © 2018 Reuters FIFA has avoided reputational disaster by scrapping plans to expand the 2022 Qatar World Cup to neighboring human rights abusers Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain, Oman, or Kuwait.  Nine years after it won the bid to host the World Cup, and despite promising a host of reforms to address longstanding violations, Qatar’s human rights abuses persist. Allowing neighboring countries with similar – or worse – records to share hosting rights so late in the game…

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