The World Cup 2022 announcement went to Qatar as the host country for the 2022 tournament. The United States and Australia were two of the other countries that were believed to have a shot. Ultimately, though, the pick went with the odds-on-favorite, which was Qatar.
Choosing Qatar and Russia is the biggest indictment possible that FIFA is not a clean organization. Petrodollars talk.
Wahl goes onto say that other choices would have made things look less dirty.
FYI, I'm not upset that USA lost. If Australia, Korea or Japan had won bid, FIFA would look cleaner and less influenced by oil money.